Okay, I'm about as hooked as they come on my Peavey Cirrus 4 string, which is a 35" scale instrument. The bass just felt "right" from the moment I first picked it up. Now I gig with it exclusively, and my trusty old Jazz that I played for years is starting to feel a bit less "right." I especially like the way that my left hand gets to play a bit further away from my body on the Cirrus. Playing at the 12th fret and higher seems much easier, and the extra stretch on the lower positions has not been a big problem, even given my modest stature and hand size. Okay, now I have three issues (at least): 1. I really like the tone of my Cirrus, but I'd like something a little different from my alder/maple/pau ferro axe; 2. The GAS is talking to me; 3. There just aren't many other 35" scale four strings out there for me to test whether the feel I love in my Cirrus is a '35" scale thing,' or a 'Cirrus thing.' I am looking closely at a Sadowsky Metro (Vintage 4), which of course is a 34" scale. I know I'll be happy with the sound (though I certainly am not wedded to a J sound or style, mind you). I've never gotten to play a Sadowsky, but I doubt I'll be disappointed when they arrive in select shops in a few months. As I said above, though, my current J seems to have lost a bit of charm - not in terms of sound, but my hands can seem to get into a more comfy position on the Cirrus. Wearing the Jazz up really high helps, but it's still not the same. I could pick up another Cirrus, with a different wood combo (I'm thinking walnut would offer the best contrast to my maple/alder axe - any opinions there?), but I'd probably have to order one without the opportunity of testing it first (I don't know where they're hiding all the Cirri in Texas, but I have trouble finding 'em). I think that the difference in sound won't be all that great, however. Again, opinions? The other option I can think of is to order a custom/luthier built bass at 35" scale and hope for the best. I could spend a lot of dough on an instrument that I'd take a huge loss on if I didn't absolutely love it and decided to sell - that's a risk I'd rather not take. I wouldn't mind paying for my 'ultimate dream axe' - but how to know if I'll love it before it's built? Hmmm... anyone have any thoughts or been in a similar quandary?