In the band that I currently play in the guitars are tuned in Drop B using 6 string guitars, playing bass I have to tune up. This puts a lot of tension on the strings and neck making some passages really difficult to pull off and to pull off with a decent sound. Overall its really uncomfortable to play. I am considering buying a bass that is shorter in scale under the impression that it would make playing in a higher tuning more comfortable and giving it a better tone. Is this the right way to approach the issue? if not, what other options are available to me?