Been playing a 4 since the late 60's and now this new band I joined does 7-8 songs that would not cut it with a 4. I've been learning a ton of tunes in the last three weeks, while at the same time trying to adjust to a 5. I seem to be lost. when I look down at the fretboard, the notes do not register in my head. The other day I was making notes for a few tunes. At one time I took my hand and covered up the B to my eye so my brain would lock on. I've done 2 live shows so far with the 5. I've gotten embarrasiingly lost a few times. I have to stay on a strict track, it seems. I cannot take any chances in wandering around the fingerboard, fearing I'll get lost. I'm also having trouble with left hand-right hand coordination, which means that sometimes I do not pluck the correct string. Othertimes, it's the other way around...I'll pluck the correct string but my fretting hand will be on the wrong string. I bought a 5'er with 19mm string spacing, thinking it would be an easier transition from my PBass. I'd guess I have 50-100 hours on the 5. For those of you who have made the switch, how long did it take you to get comfortable, and do you have any tips for an old rocker like me? I have the gift of tenacity, but if the answer is simply "You have to keep doing it until it comes to you", I don't know if I have the time. I'm wondering if it's worth it (literally.....how long will I be out there playing live?). Is it worth the effort for a few more years of live playing?