Not sure if this should be in the Altered Tunings thread or not... But since guitar was my first instrument, I've always had a strange desire to buy a 6 string bass, and tune it EADGBE...an octave lower, of course. I'd love to be able to comp familiar chords and take bluesy solos on certain jazz/funk gigs. Just wondering if anybody here is crazy enough to play this way?! I tried this once on a 7 string bass -- a Conklin -- but it was just way too big to handle. I'd probably need some kind of thin-neck, narrow string-space bass like an Ibanez or something. I also tried a Fender VI but the low end wasn't very happening for me...that's a little too narrow I'm afraid!