I've been playing guitar for longer than I'd care to remember. I played bass on a few (paying, actually) gigs in college, but that's been a long time ago. For those I borrowed a friend's Peavey T-40. I'd like to buy a bass now as many of the church, worship, etc. opportunities where I play would be better served by adding a bass rather than another guitar. I've been lurking in the FS board here for many weeks and finally registered. I had two questions: 1. What bass? I realize that the advice I'm likely to receive is to go out and play as many as I can and see what feels/sounds best to me. Living in an extremely rural area, my opportunities to play are limited to trips into a larger city (i.e., Memphis). Any hints or helps that would speed my decision making once I make that trip? 2. I like guitars with larger necks as they help me with cramping issues playing over longer periods of time. Would that hold true with basses (i.e., larger P-bass necks be more ergonomic than smaller J-bass necks)?