Thanks for that I appreciate the clip! I have to admit I like the G&L at the beginning the best (but might be partly due to the speakers I am listening on). To me short scale is 30" or at most 32" (which I guess most manufactures call medium scale). 33.5" is the scale my Ric has, and I don't really notice any playability difference from a 34" scale bass. I guess I just don't see any point in paying extra for fanned frets on the Kiesel that goes from 33.5 to 34.5.