Can I add some questions. Having played BG for more years than I can remember, my wife and I were enjoying a jazz trio where the bass player was using the Yamaha SLB and she said “why don’t you get one of those?” She’s never suggested buying an instrument before so I think I’ll take her at her word.
I have a small car so size is a concern. The Yamaha and the BSX breakdown but I imagine that reassembling at a gig can be a bit of a bore so I am also looking at the NS and Ibanez versions, but how do others find the very small body? The “wings” on the Yamaha seem a necessary part to stabilise the bass.
I’ve also seen an Aria SWB lite at a decent price but does any one have any views, I’m not sure it will be small enough to get it in my car either.
What would BCers suggest / advise?