I rented a ccb for a few months a while back, to see if I could actually learn it. Had a blast and have been saving. Now I'm gona go check some out today. A few private owners and a couple of shops. I guess I'm lucky that there are quite a few around. Anyway, I'm only 5'5 and have smallish hands. The 3/4was pretty damn big. I'm gona check out a 1/2 Engelhardt. I know there is no market for a 1/2, so I will be with it for a long time, if I buy it. I have been looking for months and still havnt found one set up for agressive slapping. All jazz setups. Better than shopping for a new car or girlfriend.