Hi, I'm buying my first bass guitar and checked out a few in the local music store at lunchtime today. I'm leaning towards buying a Fender bass but noticed that the bridge width on them varies from 1.5" to 1.75". As a guitarist the wider bridge appeals to me because there is more room to get the fingers around. But the guy in the shop advised against this saying that they were more difficult to play. Is this true and what bridge width would you recommend for a learner? Cheers, Paul.