Looking to buy my first bass and am open to suggestions, espeically about short scale basses. From what I've heard, most people don't really like the sound of short scale basses. (I'm in the process of shopping around.) Is it any easier to play a blues shuffle, for example, on a short scale bass vs. a standard or long scale? (Think Jimmy Reed songs....e.g. stretching your pinky to the 8th fret while your index finger is on the 5th fret.) Thanks!!!!