Hey, I'm not sure where this post fits... I am auditioning for a spot in a funk band formerly occupied by a 5 stringer. They have original tunes out on CD. I am a lifelong 4 stringer. My concession to the 5 string phenomenon was to get a Kubicki ExFactor which gives me room down to D. I've always believed I can express whatever I need to within those 4 strings, however... As I work on this material I keep bumping up against 5 string only parts which has me concerned. I've never had a specific reason to go 5. My gut feeling is to stick to my 4 string guns like always, but I do want this gig. It may not be an issue with the band, so far it's just the little voice in my head. I am admittedly an old dog looking at a new trick here. I have never given a 5 string much of a shot. Aside from having to buy a new bass I am also wondering if this road will make all my other basses obsolete,(that is a scary and sad thought). Just writing this down was a good excercise, but I appreciate any perspective you all can give.