I was thinking about it and most all of my favorite players use a 4-string, some almost exclulsively: Marcus, Wooten, Flea, Vail Johnson, Wimbish, etc. Even noted 5-string players like Roscoe Beck, Jimmy Earl or Pino Palladino are using 4-strings most of the time I see them play. Most signature basses I see being built are 4-strings..so what's the deal? Is the popularity of mutiple string basses dying out or what? Seems like most of the real famous players prefer a 4-string.