some idle musings after a hard day of recording: I absolutely adore how my Cirrus sounds and looks. Some of the stuff I play in my main project though is really intricate and fast, and some of the stretches I have to do are reaaaally challenging on a 35" scale instrument (I have average hands, unfortunately). To actually pull off some of my parts cleanly and loudly, I have to essentially jerk my hand around mid-run to hit all the notes. Never had to do that with a 34" scale. is there anything out there that has the same kind of body layout as a Cirrus or Smith with a similar tone and a 34" scale? Most of their "growl" and "honk" comes from their pickups being mounted closer to the bridge than most other basses. Is there anything else out there that's kinda close to this? And I say no Spector (the obvious choice) because I've never played one that didn't have the strings flop all over the place and sound like a typewriter when you dug into it a little (clackclackclackclackclackclackclack). Thoughts?