Well, at the ripe old age of 34, I'm dealing with arthritis in my shoulder and spine. Every gig = severe pain and discomfort the night of and day after. I've tried finding extra wide straps to alleviate some of the weight on my shoulder but no luck thus far. I'm a decent sized guy but my basses seem too heavy any more. My jazz bass is a hair over 10 lbs. I need to find a lighter weight 5 string bass or some other solution. Any suggestions?