Just feel the need to vent. Just got a 5 string. Took it to a gig Friday, took it to a gig Saturday. Friday, played one song, put it back on it's stand. Saturday, 4 songs, back on it's stand. I want to smash it. I am an incredibly confident 4 string player. I love playing. I live for playing. I put on the 5 string, and I turn into a bafoon. One freaking extra string, and my equilibrium is totally thrown off. It confuses the living hell out of me and I screw up royally. I HATE it. Unfortunately (or fortunately maybe) I need to get past this, because I just landed a pretty cool paying gig where I need a 5 string. I know that with practice all will be fine, but I'm just dreading the work it's gonna take until I'm used to it - and a small part of me fears that if I keep going back from 4 to 5 I'm gonna keep getting tripped up. I'm also going from a MM to a $200 bass - so the feel, sustain, sound, etc., really makes playing the 5 string a lot more difficult. I'm done. Anyone else grapple with this and want to vent???