Ok, I know some of you have clicked this title hoping to say something along the lines of "this has been done to death etc" but bear with me I've got a couple of short scale basses and one long scale. Of course, being a short girl, the short scales are way more comfortable and easier for me to play. I have an issue with my little finger on my left hand - it goes a bit numb after 10 minutes of playing a 34" scale bass due to ulnar nerve entrapment - doctor won't operate. For me, my long scale bass (this one in particular) is the best sounding bass I ever played. After playing short scales for a week or so, switching back to the long scale really makes my left hand ache. Plus the little finger issue. I'm considering getting rid of the shorties and going back to standard purely for the sound, but can't help feeling like I'd be doing myself some damage over the long term. How do I get around this? I guess it comes down to comfort or tone. Which would you guys choose, and why? Which is more important to you?