I'm looking for a bass with a contrasting tone to my Jazz Bass, a more rootsy, thumpy tone for use with flatwounds, but I don't want a Precision. I've more or less narrowed it down to these 3 models, being in Western Australia (not much choice). I've never had the chance to play any of them because none of the dealers stock them here, and I don't want to pay a deposit just to get one in, and then not like it. I'm quite fascinated by the Rumblekat and the Les Paul bass, being a Fender sorta chap. I know the LP is neck heavy, but what about the Rumble? Is it difficult to get used to the 30" scale, and will it need special strings? I'd like to hear what you guys think. I don't want to spend too much because I'm using them as working basses and taking them out a fair few nights a week.