I am a woman and I was inquiring about bass lessons at my local guitar store. They do not have any bass players that teach bass but rather guitar players that teach bass on the side. So I got to meet the guy who would be teaching me and he said that the majority of women need a short scale bass and dont know it. He then asked to see my hands. I held them up and he said yep, I need a short scale bass. He then asked me what kinds of basses I have and I told him I have a Yamaha bb3000 MA and a Yamaha RBX 375 5 string. He said that those basses are too big for my hands and recommended that I sell my basses and buy a short scale bass. He seems to think that I am having trouble playing my basses because my hands are supposedly small. I have no trouble playing either of my basses. Do you think that women should play a small scale bass because their hands are smaller than a man's hands or is theis guy just full of baloney?