I am interested in buying a Conklin bass, particularly an extended range one but I am not set on that. I live in the middle of nowhere, so I am not going to be able to go to a music store and pick up anything that may come close to one. So I have a few questions for all the Conklin owners here. 1) What are the necks like? By this I mean are they skinny and thin or fat and wide or some kind of happy medium? I have smaller hands so I am not going to be able to wrap my fingers around a seven and just play, I would have to move my arm to play the top string. 2) What is the usual weight on a Conklin? 3) Whats the sound like? I am an all around player, I will use whatever technique I need to use to get the sound I want, so how would these basses handle that or are they really meant for one type of playing over any other? 4) How quickly can you move around on one? The finish on the stock neck of my Squier had a sticky feel to it, like it was trying to grab my hand when I would slide down the neck. Do Conklins have this problem? Those are all the questions I can think of right now, but should I come up with more I will post them. Oh and I have requested a catalog or some brochures from them.... Those should be here soon.