As I get, ummmm, "better seasoned" I've been having more and more pains in the hands. Nothing serious, just the general wear and tear from playing 200+ nights a year. I've been playing five-string 35" scale basses for over a decade, but I think it might be time to go back down to standard scale and save that little bit of extra stretching. I'm a fan of p/j models that don't cost over $1000, and look reasonably fender-ish, ergo no pointy-ness or radical cutaways etc. It's been years since I've even thought about looking for another bass, my current mains are a Lakland 55-01 sunburst rosewood fretted and a Mike Dolan-defretted MIA Fender Jazz deluxe. Any suggestions for a 34"-er with a nice tight snap to the B-string? The biggest reason I went to 35s was the extra tension, and I worry about losing that growl. So there ya go. I now sound like a complete noob, lol. I've bought and sold a hundred cabs/amps over the years, but when it comes to basses I am still clueless.