Went to several stores to check out 5 strings. For the most part I was stumbling over my own fingers all day. Thought it might just be too much work to make the transition. Then I picked up a used Ibanez at Sam Ash labelled "GSR 205". Within seconds I was playing smoothly. I held it face to face with another bass and the scale was shorter. I knew I wasn't buying that day, so I filed the info in my head and went home. Here is my problem: The ibanez website says those basses are 34 inch scale. Was this not a GSR 205? It had 2 pickups and, I believe, 4 knobs. Just want to know if it was a shorter scale or string spacing that made this one bass easier for me to play. BTW, can't just drive back to check it out. Over an hour away and I have plans today. Won't have free time for a week or two. Thanks in advance for any help.