#1
I was just wondering about 5 string basses. I'vs had a four string for a few months now, and im used to using my fingers or a pick with the gap inbetween the strings.

If I were to get a five string, would the gaps between the strings be smaller?
#2
The strings are slightly closer together but it shouldn't make a difference if you use fingers or a pick. Slapping may be slightly more difficult but won't affect your abillity too much.
#4
If you get an old one (as in vintage) you will find the spacing tiny. but anything made in the last fifteen years should be nice.
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#5
You can find some with the spacing almost identical to a four string. Fender makes one that I know of (I forget the model). However, the neck is huge to accomodate the spacing.
#6
Depends on the manufacturer. Fenders have the same spacings as their 4's where as Schecter and Warwick have smaller spacings.

It varies though. Just gotta try them out.
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