I'm thinking about getting another bass to fill in some of the weaknesses of my current bass, one of which is the weight. Its a six string made of solid maple and weighs 10.5 pounds, so I'd like to get something lighter. I'm trying to decide between a five string or a four string with a D-tuner for easy transition between EADG and DADG. I don't often play much lower than D, but I DO use the B string for easier fingering patterns instead of constantly shifting. I mainly play finger style funk (Tower of Power) and hard rock (Coheed & Cambria), but most of my jam buddies are bebop and Latin jazz guys so I do that regularly as well. What do you guys think? Is the extra weight and fingerboard width worth taking on for more fingering options? Once you factor in the tuner, price is about the same for most brands.