Hello. So I've been a guitarist since I was 14, I'm now 37.. Always have been a Metal Rhythm guitar player. I'm pretty good, but not amazing.. I've been unable to play for the last year and a half due to carpel tunnel syndrome, doctor wants me away from guitar at all cost. Looks like I'll be having surgery sometime next year. Now I was thinking once the surgery is over and I get back into guitar I'd like to buy a new guitar to mark my "return" to playing. But now I'm thinking of maybe switching to Bass. I always loved the Bass and I'm thinking maybe it will be a new challenge. I feel like I've plateaued on guitar and was just playing riffs over and over, rarely learning new songs anymore. And Since I love playing Rhythm guitar, well bass is all about the Rhythm. Now, my question, Would a 6 String be too much for a guy that only played Bass a few times? I feel like my fretting hand is well developed, but I'll have to work on my "picking" hand..