I got interested in short scale Fender basses after hearing a "No Guitar is Safe" interview with the namesake of the JMJ Mustang. About a year ago I played a gig where I was the only bassist of three bands not playing a Mustang or Bronco bass. One of my best friends has been in love with his Mustang bass recently. I've seen other local bassists normally known to play Ps and Js, playing Mustangs. Is what I'm seeing part of a larger surge in interest in short-scale basses? Or is my perception based partly on a bunch of my friends getting old and using smaller basses to save their aching backs? FWIW, after hearing the JMJ podcast, I dusted off my rarely-used '78 Musicmaster and put flats on it. I've been digging it.