Lately Ive become a short scale bass convert. I have really small hands for a guy, yet I managed to get by in the past playing long scale. But short scale feels so much more natural and effortless for me, so im sticking with it from now on. Currently playing an Epiphone EB0. i like the bass alot, but I dont care for the neck heaviness. I got a wide suade strap and it makes it bearable, but doesnt eliminate the problem. When it comes toime to upgrade, I would like to find a short scale bass that is well balanced and has either minimal or no neck dive. The options I currently have: Solid body: Gibson EB3 Fender Mustang Gretsch Electromatic G2220 Semi-Hollow: Epiphone Rumblekat Allen Woody Signature Fender Coronado Fender Starcaster And the various hollow/semi hollow basses from Gretsch or Ibanez The only other option would be to put together a bass with a Warmoth body and neck which i would also consider. Thanks for the advice.