I have an Ibanez 5 string that is 24 frets and an SX J bass 4 string that has 21 frets. My question is, is it easier for your fingers to reach frets that are far on 24 fret basses like your index finger is on the 5th fret and your ringer finger on the 8th fret. I found it quite difficult on my SX jazz but then i went to play my ibanez and it's so much easier. Does that mean 24 fret basses are easier to reach the frets thus playability is easier than basses with less frets? Seems kinda true to me because more frets you have, the less spaces there will be between frets within a limit of 34" or 35" of a bass neck.