My love for the 5 string struck me when I was at a bar watching a really good band which had a petite female singer and bass player who played the 5 string. I was simply mesmerized watching her tiny little hands as they deftly danced around that fret board. It was at that moment that I decided that I would become a 5 string player.
I have no compelling reason to play a 5 string, such as band requirement, or demand from a studio, or a need to play a certain genre of music. I just cannot get the vision of that young lady playing the 5 out of my head, and that’s who I want to be.
I’m fortunate that I made this decision at the beginning of my bass training so that I didn’t have to re-learn anything. I went through the entire B2B course, as well as several TalkingBass courses on the 5 string, and it is very natural to me.