I started a thread here last week asking: "Did anyone regret purchasing their fivers?". The response was overwhelmingly "No". Before I press then button on a five, I want to do a little trial. I do not want to buy a cheap bass to try out. If I buy a 5 it would have to sit alongside my other premium fours. Here's the plan. I take one of my four-string basses, say the Am Std P-Bass and tune the strings to B-E-A-D and see how I get on. This avoids me having to trial a cheap bass that be off-putting for other reasons and allows me to get used to the new patterns. I might even discover that I don't need a new bass, so long as I can live without the G-string. Has anyone else done this?