I keep trying to get used to my new 5 string (Ibanez SR 505) but I just can't get into it. For one thing the bass seems a little out of whack so on Monday I will be taking it for a setup, getting rid of the Elixers that came on it, and I'll take it from there. I love my 4 string (Fender MIM Jazz), and I'd rather play that any day. However, I feel compelled to own a 5 and learn to use it correctly because some of the music I play is detuned, some of it as low as low C. What are some alternatives to using a 5 string for lower tuned music? I know I can just play the low D or C on my A string of my 4 and it will be the same pitch as the guitar player, but I am afraid it will make the song sound weird. Anyone use this technique? I can't be the only one who hates 5 strings. Anyone gotten around having to use one, in a creative way? Also, is it normal for the low B to be so wangy? I expected it to be a little floppy, but it seems REALLY floppy. I'll take it for a setup like I said and see how it ends up. It's a beautiful bass, but it I am very annoyed with it so far. Thanks in advance for any help.