I want to thank all the guys who helped me with my sore wrist/hand problem. I have a long scale Peavey Cirrus 5 string and was contemplating going to a shorter scale bass so my wrist and hand weren't so sore after gigs. But, I've adjusted how I wear my bass. I wear it lower now and it has helped immensely. With it lower, my wrist isn't so bent when trying to reach and play the low notes near the bridge. However, I'm still trying to get used to wearing it lower. It feels so far away from me now that it doesn't seem like it fits me anymore. With it up higher it seemed more like a part of me, whereas with it lower it seems to just hang on me. I've been able to play everything I've played before, though it seems like more work now. I've included some before and after pics. The before pics with it up higher feels nicer to play, but give me pain the next day in my wrist/hand. The after pic shows it lower and I hardly have any pain at all...but I feel I have to "work" my bass more to accomodate the lower position. With it lower it is a good 6 inches lower (about the length of the upper horn) in the before and after pics (though it might not look like that much in the pics). How do you guys, who wear it low (and it's nowhere near as low as some wear it), feel about wearing it like this? And if anyone wears it higher, and you have long scale basses, do you experience any wrist/hand pain after a gig because of it? It sure is taking some time getting used to, but not having any pain sure is nice.