i've been playing the double a relatively short time but loving every minute! my bass is a pre war carved german pfretzschner (thanks ken smith!) with an Eb neck and a 43 1/8" scale length. quite long. the body dimensions indicate large 3/4. i get around the neck ok, but it seems to me that a shorter scale length would be more comfortable and playable with my smallish hands. so- would it be practical, or even possible for that matter, to have the scale length shortened closer to 41 1/2" as well as converting it to a more standard D neck? i'm sure if even possible this would be an expensive project, and maybe too pricey for an est. $7K bass. opinions? thanks!