I Got to play one of these for the last couple of days. It's a pretty fun short scale bass. Great for, well, travel. Not as a primary instument though. It's not that good. It reminds me of playing a smaller Steinberger Spirit. Actually sounds pretty good. Much better than I expected. It uses a Shadow pick up and pre-amp. Never heard of them before. It's a pain in the butt to tune. Getting used to the weird tuner placement isn't easy and the bass doesn't stay in tune as well as a regular bass but it works none the less. I'm considering buying one since I will be traveling on business several times this year. Just wondering if anyone in here has tried one or better yet owns one. If you want to see what it looks like you can see them at www.travelerguitar.com I was going to post a picture but my cameras battery pack died. I can post one when it charges up.