Im currently giving serious consideration to buying a 6 string bass guitar. Id like to know what made you decide to purchase one and how you specifically apply it in your own playing as well as how often you use it. Be it cover bands or original. Do you use it mostly for soloing in the high registers, to make certain passages easier, chording, harmonics, etc? Any & every reason you can think of that you apply it & why you bought it would be appriciated. The bulk if not all the music I play is cover tunes and none of it really warrants the use of a 6 string, hence I have no real need to buy one. Basically the only reason I want one, is to have one, learn it, & see if I like it. Im having a hard time convincing myself that, that is a legitimate reason to buy one, especially when I dont really forsee it being used all that much on gigs. I dont forsee myself ever going down the original band route, but if I ever did, then the bass would see a good amount if not the bulk of the playing time. I know ultimatly the choice is mine.