Hi there! I went to try a few basses today (bad idea) and fell in love with a Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic like this one: http://www.gretschguitars.com/products/index.php?partno=2518002515 Now I don't have the cash to buy it, but it seems to me that something in it was just for me. Then I realized, I absolutely loved the way the strings felt. They were stiff and seemed quite heavy. I now wonder if that's what I would need to fit my big heavy hands? Do you think it could be the case or is it maybe just the feeling of the short scale length (which I loved too)? If you think it could be the strings that are missing from my current bass to get me that feeling, what gauge/style would you recommend? Thanks a bunch!