Hi, Long story short, I used to dabble in the bass as a teen, but dropped it after a few years. My wife used to dabble in drums as a teen (wanted to be Gina Schock of the Go Gos), and I bought her a drum kit for Christmas. Well, she's really taken off in her lessons and is having a blast, and I wanna jam with her. So I need a bass. I started with a tank of a Hondo II (weighed a ton, but not a bad P-bass copy), then switched to a Univox "Beatle bass" that I loved for the visual style and skinny neck (I've got stubby finger syndrome). I traded that for a Univox E-35 copy that played OK but had an absolutely beautiful candy red burst, then got out of the game. I'm seriously considering the Dano '63 bass (had a first-run reissue 59 guitar in black that I loved), but I can't find any info on the neck width. I don't know what amp they're pumping it through in the sound samples on the Dano site, but me likee. I could go with a Hofner Icon, but I'm concerned that it won't be as versatile if I want to try different techniques and sounds. Does anyone know what the nut or neck width is on the Dano '63, either long or short scale? Are there other basses with skinnier necks I might consider in this price range? I'd like to keep my instrument cost under $400, so I'll have cash for a decent practice amp. Thanks!