I have an electric bass tuned B E A D G
Sure it's a 5-string and electure always rubs me up the wrong way about the cost of my strings.
I also have a 4-string fretted bass and a 4 string fretless.
Personally Scott, I've never picked up a 6 string guitar before, but I would like to for the fact of being able to play the chords.
Playing Bass only requires that you be in tune and in time with the guitarist and the drummer.
The only reason I use a 5-string in the first place is because of our local "Talent Quest",
uses a keyboard that needs a Bass background.
Other side of the coin Scott,
A string on a guitar of any sort has real physical value.
Pressing a string to a fret on a guitar shortens the string, between the nut and the bridge.
Not to mention Harmonics towards the top of the neck.
A guitar is a walking physics lesson.
[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 03-18-2006).]