Hello All, I did quite a few searches trying to find this subject and came up with nada. If it's been covered before any links would be appreciated. I'm currently a 4 string player. I play both fretted and fretless, with a strong bias toward my fretless right now. I play in a praise and worship band, and I know a lot of guys really like that low B for worship music. I've thrown around the idea of a 5 string for quite some time, but what I'm wondering is, should I just get a 6 instead? A little about my playing.... I love playing octaves, playing thirds on the E and G string, etc. There are times when I really wish I had the high C so I could play octaves on my D string. I am not an amazing bassist, but I do a nice job holding down the bottom and giving some nice texture to the songs. What I'd really like to hear is from guys who have owned and played both and advantages from one to another. Thanks in advance for any input.