So I play an Ibenez Ergodyne 5 string - It is the first and only bass I have ever known ...and my neighborhood guitar store doesn't have much going on for basses - so I don't have anything to compare mine to. Lately I've been wondering if I wouldn't be happier with a bass with wider string spacing, or if my string spacing is normal and fine. Can anybody tell me if this model has relatively narow spacing at the bridge or is it fairly wide?Also - if my string spacing IS considered narow, as I suspect, would it maybe be all the better for a beginer to practice with, because it is harder for me? I also wonder from time to time if maybe a four string wouldn't have a place in my life - again my ergo 5 is the only one to me. I know this has been discussed, but I'm a guy who has never played a four string. I'm guessing that certain pieces would be easier on a four - so along the same lines as the questions above - would that just be all the more reason to play it on the five? I love my bass, but I'm starting to undrstand the need for more than one. I'm sure some of you understand sorry if this should have been two seperate posts.