I've been looking at several 6-string basses, narrowed it down to these 5: -Peavey grind BXP NTD 489 -ESP LTD B-206SM 459 -ESP LTD D-6 525 -Yamaha TRB1006J 979 (natural)/1054 (caramel) -Ibanez BTB676 789 The questions: -SCALE: does scale length significantly affect sound/feel (especially the low B)? I'm leaning more towards the Peavey, Yamaha or Ibanez because of the 35" scale, but maybe the ESPs' 34" can be solved with tight strings like Lo-riders? -NECK: I've only tried the B-206 and liked the feel of the neck. Is this considered a thick or slim neck profile? I've read that the TRB is quite fat and the Ibanez very thin. So how are they, with the B-206 as a benchmark? -OBVIOUS: which one would be best suited for me? I have pretty big hands (long fingers) so I tend to like a wider+fatter neck and wider string spacing. I play a lot of funk-influenced music (also punk but I've got my P for that). Weight isn't really an issue, although my Squier VMJ is about as heavy as I can deal with. Thanks a bunch!