Hello, first post. I'm thinking about getting a new 5-string bass... And I have a few questions: 1) For drop-tuning (Lowest I'd probably go is A standard/Drop G), would you say that 35'' is necessary, or can I get away with a 34'' scale? 2) If you think I need a 35'' scale, what 5-stringer with that length would you say would be best for around $500. Used counts, too. I do a lot of picking, but sometimes dabble into finger picking. I apologize if stuff has been asked like this before.