Well, the good new is, I'm going to have a new bass built for me by Upton. Pretty happy about that. The bad news is, I have to divest myself of my current bass, a 1943 Kay. It sure sounds good. I spent a lot of intimate time with it, not only playing, but getting it up and running, and finding the right strings for it. I have come to discover my small hands are not compatible with a 42" scale bass, which sucks. I use a 40.5 inch Upton hybrid at work, and that scale is just the right fit for me. I feel a little silly having to sell I bass I really like because of one issue that has nothing to do with the way it sounds, but I think if I want to be able to play for another 30 years, I better put the 42" to bed now. Anyone else had a similar experience?