at 24 i've been playing just over 10 years, just under half my life really. i've always played a 4 string. i've wanted a 6 string for a very long time. of course i dream of a beautiful (yet incredibly expensive, upwards of $5K) custom made modulus bass.
i was doing some xmas shopping yesterday and passed the "local" guitar center and decided to pop in and see what their deal was. i am not a big fan of GC but they seem to be competing for lowest prices now with anywhere online and in store. my whole life, they never had anything over 4 strings, except one time they had some shitty used 5 string. everything was different they had a section of 5's and a "specialty" section that included 6 strings, lefties, fretless..i wonder if all the other bassists complained too. i'd always tell them they should have 5's and 6's. anyways, the 6er selection was not the greatest but i played a very basic ibanez gsr206. ironic my first bass was a gsr200, same exact style and black color. it was exhilarating to say the least. all o f a sudden my runs were double in length, but able to take such short routes there instead of climbing. but when i started to experiment with the upper registers it was a task. i don't have huge hands, but i can make them move, and i pick with my right. not a task i am not up for. i was going to get the iphone 64 gig, runs about 400 or so . after playing this bass, i think i'm just going to say fuck that, i'm getting the bass. it's not my dream bass but 6 strings is 6 strings right now.