Aloha TB'ers I was just wondering what are your reasons for switching basses. For example, I play 4,5, and 6 string basses. Aside from the variety of tones that each one has, I also like different ones for different approaches/situations/mindsets. (transcending genre) For example, I like to play my P in my rock project, but lately I have gravitated towards it in my funk project, where I usually play a 6. We are playing an outdoor gig this weekend, and "fun" is the watchword for this outing. (gigs are always fun of course). The four feels like the "the bass is in my hands and I aint gotta think" tool. I play my five for "work for hire gigs" and jazzy smooth gigs. It is warm and looks/feels soulful. (modulus F.U.). I like to play the Ric for power trios. Anyone else have quirky traits. I'm mostly talking to the "mad scientist gearhead types", not necessarily the "utilitarian, one bass to rule them all" types, even though those are my brothers too because sometimes I will go through a period where will grab one for a while.