I recently went over to the darkside and purchased an inexpensive 5 string. I'm a devout 4 banger but needed a 5 for an upcoming project. I purchased a new Peavey "Grind 5" NTB. Beautiful bass, killer tone, and a real mystery to boot. When I was playing it at the shop, I got the idea that it was a 35" scale and measured it on the counter to be exactly that...a 35" scale. Later, I saw a Peavey catalog with the same bass but it was advertised as 34" Then a friend showed me his correspondence with Peavey about the Grind 5 and they adamantly maintain that it's a 34" scale and that Milestone and Cirrus basses are the only ones in 35"!? To add to the mystery, this bass doesn't have a serial number. Hmmm? Anybody got a take on this? BTW - Neck measures 17½" from witness point on nut to 12th fret. Strings are intonated where the saddles are 35"+ from the nut. I don't know any other way to measure it.