5 string advice.

5 string advice.

I’ve been playing bass for over 30 years now but have always owned 4 string basses. In November, I traded in at Guitar Center all of my Zane because the company was building me more. Most of the basses and I got were all ’s, including 2 Stingray 5 H’s and now my 30th Anniversary Stingray 5 H, which has very quickly become my favorite bass that I own.

Here is the problem. Most of the 4 string basses I have owned have had thinner necks. My Bongo’s are all 4 strings and have very comfortable neck width and string spacing. But now trying to play the Stingray 5’s, which I love, I am having a very difficult time adjusting to the string spacing and what feels like a much wider neck. The B string also throws me off thinking it is the E string. I know the more I play the 5’ers, I will get used to them but was wanting advice on any techniques or anything that I can do to help me adjust faster.
Thanks all in advance for any help you can give.

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