Hi All, First post here. I'm new to bass but have played guitar (poorly in my opinion) for 39 years. I'm 47. I bought Rocksmith to help improve my guitar playing. It has helped, but I tried bass emulation mode and found I played far better and had more fun. So, I went bass shopping and tried the following listed in order of preference. Rickenbacker- loved it, but $1950 is nuts for someone starting out. Gretsch G5123B which I bought. Epiphone Viola Hofner 501 Contemporary Series Epiphone SG type with one pickup Plus a bunch of other stuff I didn't like at all, Fender, Ibanez, etc. I love the appearance, feel, and tone of the Gretsch, but am considering returning it for the Epiphone Viola. After playing the Gretsch for a while (4 hours tonight) my wrist is bothering me kind of like what I imagine carpal tunnel feels like. I'm wondering if the slimmer neck of the Epiphone Viola would be better for me even though I like the Gretch far more. Do I just need to build up strength or am I overdoing it? Should I stick with the Gretsch or trade? Money isn't the issue. Any advice is welcome.