I'm in the market for new 5 string. I currently have two, a defretted Squier P Bass Special 5 with a 2 in. nut and a MIM Deluxe Active J5 with a 1-7/8 in. nut. I had myself convinced that I wanted a wide, flat neck for the new bass. However, I tried one with 35 in. scale, 16 in. radius, relatively thin D profile and a 1-3/4 in. nut. At first I thought it was way too narrow, but the more I played it, the better it began to feel. I have big hands and fat fingers, not sausages, but big ones none the less. Are there any disadvantages to a 1-3/4 in. wide nut that I haven't thought about? I haven't really compared string spacing differences over the pickups (I'm not much of a slapper yet, but have started working on it more) but my left hand seems like it would be happy enough dealing with a narrow nut. Thanks for your insight!!!