Hello there, I have just joined a band as a bassist. Before then I had only really played electric guitar. The style of music is phsychedelic bluesy rock. The thing is ... i seem to have been cursed with rather short fingers, which were alright when i was playing guitar, but now when I play bass I find it a bit of a stretch. Espesically when playing the lower frets. I have a Hondo 2 Rickenbacker copy. I really like the high end attack it has, and I usually play with a plectrum. But I find the neck might be too wide and the first fret seems a long way away (compared to friend's basses i've tried). So my question is ... Are there any basses known for a good tone but smaller neck? Perhpas even a bass built for females? Since even my f-ing girlfreind's hands are bigger than mine, but theres a loads of females bassists out there. I'd be gratefull for any ideas. Many thanks.