I am currently checking out an instrument with a low overstand, about 15mm to bottom of fingerboard. the fingerboard is new and it is about 20mm to playing surface. it is easy to play around to a point, after c on the g string in thumb position you really need to angle your arm quite a bit up to keep it from the ribs. the sound of the bass itself is quite huge and everything i could want from an instrument, the price tag is also quite large and I would not be able to get the neck fixed anytime (years) soon. Is putting a shim under the board which I have seen mentioned in other posts also a large bill? After playing a bunch of basses for the past year this one definetly has the sound I have always wanted so I would hate to let that go but I am afraid the overstand will make it only playable for half of the fingerboard. Also, would shimming the fingerboard alter the sound in a big difference in a positive or negative way? thanks.