..it really does. After getting the news from the second nerve specialist in as many weeks that my fretting wrist is pretty much shot (motorcycle accident), I'm gonna have to stop playing an instrument that I literately just started taking up....crap. I thought that a shorter scale might help alleviate the pain, but nope, it just lets me play for a bit longer. According to the specialists, if I keep playing I risk permanent damage so as of today, I'm stopping I'm not liking this one tiny bit, mind you, I'm no quitter, never was never will be. But this ones a matter of health, so I'm listening to the experts here....BUT there might be another way to do this This actually leads me to a serious question: Has anyone here successfully switched from playing righty to lefty or vice versa? I was born lefty but had that, um, "exorcised" from me in Catholic school at an early age I'd like to think I might be able to pull it off as the only reason my wrist is getting pummeled is the angle I have to keep it at while playing. I can both type and, after trying it out, pluck just fine with no issues to said wrist...just wondering if I'm crazy to try it or not...like I said, I'm no quitter, and the challenge might just be at least an interesting one. Any thoughts on this?