I have a Ibanez SR496 6 string bass on the way. Im not sure why I got it, I got a good deal so maybe thats why? Ive got about 13 basses total, all are 4 string I always wanted to get a 5 string bass so I thought why not just get a 6 string insted! Ive played the SR506 at GC and the neck seems manageable. But now Im wondering if a 6 string bass is a bit excessive? Ive got a funk band side project Im doing and thought this might be a fun experience with using a 6'er. Anyone else use a 6 string bass for this type of style of music, are they just kind of a play one/two songs in the set or goof around at home novelty sort of thaaang?