Hello all. I currently play with a Spector Performer 4 hooked up to a Behringer BX3000T (I know I know) with an Avatar 2x12. The Spector is great for fingerstyle and slap, but she just lacks the growling tone that most pop-punk players use (Blink 182, Fall Out Boy). Now, I'd like to expand upon my pick playing finesse, since that's what people really like to hear these days, and that's the kind of music I enjoy playing (easy, catchy, growly basslines). Now, I plan on selling an old 99 MIM Fender Jazz to a friend (she's more trouble than she's worth) and with that money I'd like to get a nice, cheap bass. I've been looking at Essex basses, and I think I would like a short scale precision with a maple neck. Would this be good for pick playing, or should I go with standard 34" scale? I only worry about not getting enough of the thundrous lows with a short scale bass. Would tone be effected by the short scale? Thanks guys!