It seems that six strings are rather common in progressive metal, which is among my favorite genres. Just to name a few, John Myung of Dream Theater, Shawn Kascak of Outworld and Eumeria, and Felipe Campos of Bad Salad (who also do Dream Theater covers), all these guys play six-string basses. I've taken inspiration from them, and am strongly considering looking at some six string basses. I'm curious as to what six-string players on here do with that top string, the high C. That's been one of the big reasons I haven't committed to a 6er yet: I don't know what I'd do with the top string! The low B is easy to place into how I'd play, but this top string not so much.