The 5/4 string preference convo made me start thinking about this... I started out as a guitarist, and selected a 5-string bass as my first...just felt better. Wondering how many did the same thing?? Or preferred a 6 or the 4?? and Why?? Although I often wonder, "If a 6-string had been available, would I have selected it instead??" Let's talk about it!! Should be an interesting learning experience!!