Over the past few weeks, I haven't been having as much fun playing my Cirrus 6 as I have in the past. I have an important gig coming up this weekend, and it has been years since I played these songs on a 4 stringer. 2 of them were written on a 6, and make use of most of the range. Tonight I was going over the songs, getting ready for our Thursday rehearsal, and it just wasn't happening for me. I had been thinking about switching back to a 4 for the originals band for several weeks, and while I was drilling on my lines, I saw the Geddy Lee up on the wall, just begging to be played. I thought 'Man, it will take at least a couple of weeks woodshedding to get these songs down on a 4, and I don't have time. We have a gig Saturday!' But the bass wouldn't leave me alone. It kept calling out to me, asking to be a part of the fun. So after running through all of the songs one time, I hung the Cirrus up and pulled down the Jazz. Man! What a lot of fun! No worrying about muting all of the other strings, and while I slap pretty well on my Cirrus, I forgot what a great slapper the Jazz is! So, the two songs that utilize the extended range needed some serious shedding, but I have them down now. The other songs were originally written on a 4 back in the early 90's, but I have been playing them on a 6 since 1996 or so. I am going to leave my Cirrus at home Saturday, and take the Geddy Lee and my Hamer 12 string. That bass is evil, I tell ya!