I have two 4-string basses and in a week I am going to order a new bass, and I was completely settled on getting my first 5-string... Until 20 minutes ago when I saw THIS thread and respective YouTube clip. I have certainly debated stringing the 5 string from E to c, especially on a fretless. Then it just hit me, why not just get a 6 string? At the same time though, for the last few weeks, I've been toying with the idea of getting a regular 6-string guitar, likely a strat. I'm curious if the strat would just be better for any of the chordal/melody work I've been tempted to do lately, but I still feel like I'd like a fretless bass with the C string. Just looking for some opinions of people who have played 6-string basses. Thanks.