Managed to squeeze in some playing time over the holidays. Decided to bring my Ibanez Roadcore out. Back to the 25.5" scale length after some shorter spells last week. When you think the shorter ones helped you play better then there's an exception like this one. It's more of the neck profile than anything else, really. It's also down to how much practice you did for your chops. Every scale length is difficult if your fingers are really doing the work.