I've owned an Ibanez ergodyne for a while and recently two of my fretting hand fingertips have suddenly 'blown out'--pinched nerve or something--the pain is going away but I've had to take a week or two off playing. I know I should use a lighter touch, and I am now, but fear that my particular bass is bad on my fingers. A factor, I suspect, in addition to how I press the string down is the way that the string vibrates against the fretboard and my fingertip when I strike a note (a vibration that depends on the wood of the neck, plus the string, I guess). Question is: am I crazy, or this vibration better or worse depending on the bass/neck wood? What kind of wood, and/or bass brand are the easiest on the fingertips? Thanks for any info!!