This summer there was a thread on comfort vs. playbility: the old Comfort vs Playability thread At that time I decided to go the all-comfort route and rearranged my bass stable to be full of basses that fit my hands/wrists the best. They were comfortable and they were good basses that sounded good as well. However I missed my old G&L and bought it back when the opportunity presented itself. And it was good for while. And the sound was so good I sold off the rest of the "comfort-fit" basses and have another G&L on the way. Fast forward to today. I haven't practiced/played for a few days. That's usually good because any existing hand/wrist strain is fully recovered and everything is good to go. Pull out the L-2000 and practice for about 45 minutes. Not too good. That was 4 hours ago and I can still feel it - not that it was or is painful but I can "feel" that I practiced and that things got stretched and used. I'll give it another few days to see what happens - maybe it was the several day layoff that meant things had to get stretched back out. But it may just be that the G&L #5 neck is a little too big for me. If that's the case then I have a choice: 1) get the G&L neck(s) shaved down - estimated to cost $200 each by a good luthier 2) revamp the bass stable yet again to go back to "comfort-first" basses (the Fender American Std/American Series P and MTD Beast necks are "perfect" for me) The bummer is that I haven't even received the second G&L (used) and it looks like I may not get to keep it. I was hoping to stop the bass rotation and stay put for a while. But it's more important to me to take care of my hands/wrists and keep playing for a long time. I guess I just wanted to vent and see if anyone had opinions on getting the G&L's modified or sticking with "stock" basses that fit me better. I'm thinking the American P, Hotrod P and Am Deluxe P all would fit fine and sound good as would the Epi JC Sig (the neck looks to be the right dimension although I'm a little worried about the wider body). I'm leaning towards staying with "stock" basses rather than having the G&L neck's modified as I've been unable to keep any basses for more than about a year and a half so far. Thanks for the forum to vent and if I still feel the same way in a week or two you are going to see some for sale/trade/wanted posts from me again. And if anyone wants to buy a G&L (L-2000, LB-100) or trade for one I could be easily convinced right now.