Well, I have a little theory that tall people have an easier time playing bass. Since they have a longer reach, it's much easier for them to play up near the nut, in the same way that it feels easy for us bass players to get around on a tiny guitar. Flea's 5'6, and looks to have some trouble up there. I'm not much taller than that, and have a similar wonky hand up there. Playing the C major scale on the third fret is awful. Meanwhile Les Claypool, a giant, has no issues doing power chords on the second fret. So how is this relevant to the title? Well, I figured that you could alleviate this problem by getting a five string. You can play all your low G and E songs right up near the fifth fret. Now that is a comfortable range for me to handle. By playing everything in the middle of the neck, my wrist isn't bent into ridiculous angles. So maybe a five string is the answer for short people such as myself. Thoughts?