I am an amatuer bass player for two years. I have taught myself utilizing the Hal Leonard Bass Method three series books and cd's. I have been playing a MIA Jazz American Standard, and Road Worn '57 pbass. I recently purchased an Epiphone Viola Beatle style bass. The bass is medium scale. I don't have large hands and this bass fits my hands very well. The Jazz has a thin neck that feels great. The pbass has a nut width of 1.75". Harder for me to play. Both are long scale and I love the sound. I will never part with either instrument. However, I would like to know if there are any players that can recommend a medium scale bass that will get me to my comfort zone and can get close to the sound of my jazz and pbass. Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.