Just popped the question this afternoon, to my other half to see if she would be interested in learning how to play a bass; as she keeps "regretting" not learning to play anything when she was younger and she said yes enthusiastically. Now, I'm looking for something that'll suit her hands more than my Jazz V as whilst I find that quite comfortable, her hands are a lot smaller than mine. In terms of what I'm looking for as this will come out of my pocket I think (but it's an excuse for GAS by-proxy), is a 34" scale 4 string that isn't too heavy, and has a thin and narrowish neck and all in for less than 500 and fairly local (UK/Continental Europe) to me; as if she doesn't keep up with it the instrument will end up in my hands as a spare/backup. What I'm currently thinking is a Squier VM PJ, or a Ray4 as I'm thinking that she'll find them easier to balance when sat with compared to a Jazz (which would be my first choice if I was going for it myself), and half considering a Hohner B2a for the weight/size factor whilst retaining full scale. Anyone got any interesting suggestions regarding what sort of instrument would fit in to this category? I'm not adverse to going secondhand (well, probably will as more wiggle room for the money); and looking sometime mid February as a potential purchase date. Thanks in advance for any help offered.