As the title says, i'm on the lookout for a sixstring. I'm not entirely sure if i will convert from 5 to 6, so i want an instrument for cheap to spend some time with the 6th string and see wether it offers more than it takes. The cons as i see them now are: -More weight -you have to 'play around' the C string all the time - when going from 4 to 5 strings, you can choose to ignore the H string and pretend to play 4 strings, that's not possible with a 6. -more cost & work when changing strings The pros: -When walking the bass, you have one more string to expand your pattern without having to break it up and go higher. -same with chords, fills etc. Now i know that i'll have to aim high enough to get a decent instrument because if i buy some crappy bass, i might not like it because of the instrument itself, not because of the 6th string. The 'cheapest' bass i currently own is a Carvin LB75 and i'm aiming for something that can compete with the quality and playability of that. My main is a 5 string custom with 20mm stringspacing and i like that better than the stringspacing on the Carvin but i understand that when going from 5 to 6 the strings need to move a little closer for playability's sake. I'd like the neck to be thin and flat, and i'd like to have active electronics. I'm good with a 20 year old instrument of no particular reputation as long as it's playable, sounds halfway decent and can be had for cheap.