nutria wrote:So what is the deal with 5-strings being viewed as pretentious? That's something I've never really gotten. I don't particulary like 5-strings, but that's because I feel like the tension on the E and A strings feels a lot different, enough to bug me when I'm playing.
That, and the shorter span between the strings fucks me up. When I bought that cheap P-Bass-alike recently and tried
playing a gig with it I had to constantly remind my fingers to reach just a bit further when goin' 1-5-8. 5+ string basses just don't feel natural to me. They feel like oversized guitars.