Just starting to learn the 4s bass. Doing a lot of reading, notes, bass clef, staff, etc. Started reading about finger length after seeing a couple of videos on youtube. Wow, it seems that everybody that choosed to play bass all have snake fingers. Maybe I bought my bass to quick. Then I read about short scale basses? My index finger is only 3 1/8 inches. I thought I had average size hands for a man. Seeing that finger chart poll, I'm surely the minority. Here are the specs for my Hamer Slammer Chapparal bass. For a beginner, that doesn't play either instrument, is it easier to learn the 6 string guitar or the 4 string bass? I thought it was the 4 string, because I have four fingers, not 6, lol. Plus mostly play single notes, less chords, no? Will this bass be a problem for a very new beginner? Thanks * Neck - Maple * Body - Hardwood * Fingerboard - Rosewood * Frets - 20 * Pickups - Split-P * Tuners - Chrome Die Cast * Control - 1 Volume, 1 Tone * Tailpiece - Standard Chrome * Scale - 34"