This bass drives me nuts. It buzzes on the 9th fret on the A string, and it hurts my thumb when I play on the lower strings. I got my teacher to check my technique and he said it's pretty much perfect, so I dunno why it hurts my hand. Do I need lighter gauge strings?(i have medium gauge elixirs on it right now). It aint as if I have small hands either. It is 35 inch scale, could it be that the stretch is making my wrist go in a funny position? Please help meeeeee.