After playing bass for 50 years, upright, Steinberger and P Bass (I'm very much a senior) and having gone through arthritis thumb surgery last year, I bought a Hofner needing the short scale for my compromised left hand from surgery. Not totally happy with the Hof for lack of versatility to me, just bought a Japanese 2004 Mustang on Ebay. Now wondering if I'll ever be able to get that fat low end that the P Bass has.. The Mustang has that Fender general sound I crave, but something's missing.. bottom end. Maybe a short scale bass will never deliver that? For years I had round wounds on my '68 P Bass, wonderful tone and had just recently changed to flats, because of trying to help my hand after surgery. Now wondering if round wounds will sound better on the Mustang (it came with Tomastic flats). I have high hopes that a Mustang will work for me though now want an older American-made Mustang. No offense to Japan.. Any suggestions out there??