My project for the Future, and that might take a while, is to aquire a bass that could well be the last one in my collection, some beautiful work of art like a Dingwall or a le Fay or a Little. I want fanned frets, that much is for sure. But here's the bummer: I don't know whether to get a 5 or a 6 string. When i went from 4 to 5 i had the need of the low B to be able to compete with heavily detuned guitars in a doom band. I've grown out of this but never went back to 4 strings (i own 4 string basses but i consider myself as a 5 string guy). So lately, i've cast an eye on 6 string basses and wondered over and over whether this is the way to go for me or not. My normal approach to this would be to simply buy such a bass and see how we're working out and after some time, make the decision to order a Dingwall with 5 or 6 strings. But i can already tell that i will not be spending much time with a cheap-o model while my custom fanned fret 5 string sits in his case. The used market for 6 string basses is quite small in germany and the used market for 6ers with fanned frets is virtually non existent. What do you think, will a mid-priced, halfway decent instrument like the Ibanez BTB676 be able to give me the deeper insight of the 6th string or will i have it sitting around while playing my 5 string custom all the time due to superior feel and tone ? I expect a few BTB676s to hit the used market once the single cut is out and i might just be able to afford one, once i sold some other gear.