Hello! I am brand new to bass and preparing to delve into B2B and was just wondering if I should start on my Fender Affinity 5-String or my Epiphone EB-0. I’ve read around and seen that in general it seems like a good idea to start with a 4 string bass (which would be the Epiphone) but I mean my issue isn’t that I have small hands or anything, I just didn’t consider or even know to consider short scale basses when I got the Epiphone because I saw the SG style and hit buy.
I’m sure in the future if I were to get any more I wouldn’t opt for a short scale bass, and a lot of the bassists I admire watching play mainly 5-string, but in terms of starting from pretty much 0 experience, should I just go with the 5-string and try to figure out muting from the get go or will switching from a short scale to a more normal sized bass not really be much of an issue? Thanks for reading!