The 5 string been easier than I expected tbh. I'm managing to keep the low B muted when not in use. My main issue confusing the E and A, and I'm not so quick on the note finding as I was.
On the plus side I feel much quicker on my 4 string... But I am persevering with the 5 for now.
Thanks to all of you for the nice welcoming messages. Basschat really is a very friendly forum!
I should have mentioned my basses. I have a 1st run Sire V7 signed by Marcus Miller. This is a fantastic bass which I keep thinking about trading up from, but then realise how good it is and stay put.
My 5er is a Cort Artisan B5 Plus in red. Was going for a steal at GuitarGuitar a few weeks ago so took the plunge. It's lovely.
But.... now I keep getting GAS attacks and keep checking the basschat ads for something amazing, as well as using the Maruszczyck configuration to spec basses I could never afford... 😜