Hey, I've been playing bass for about six years an d for six years I have used a squire p-bass (don't tell me how much I suck for owning that bass, it was a birthday present.) When I started, I had trouble with the span of my hand and not being able to easily go quickly from... say fret 1 to fret 4 (or the equivilent). This has cause troubles when I wanted to play ska songs or fast paced Jazz. I figured that as I kept on playing, my hand would adjust. Now it's six years later and not much adjustment has been made. I still strain to leap from fret 1 to fret 4, and even I do manage to reach, it's hard to do so accurately enough for any musical value. So, is this a good sign that I need a short scale bass? If so, could you recommend one that's inexpensive and doesn't suck. if you think a short scale bass is not needed, what are my other options?