I've had my Thunderchief for a couple years. Tone-wise, I love it. I play solo bass in a manner simlar to say, John Fahey's acoustic guitar style, Pullman,Kottke. Lots of fingerpicking etc. Everything works-the tone-width of the neck- feel-aesthetics but-the neck is so danged long for me! Hesitate to give up the sound but can someone recommend a bass similarly priced (perhaps a trade) that would be more easily playable without sacrificing quality? Any help= much appreciation!