I was originally going to get a six string, but my price bracket (800-1200 CAD) is incredibly weird and I'm finding that if only I was willing to go up about $200 or 300 (which I really can't) I could find some great deals, but at the same budget, I can get one hell of a five string! I'm going to string it EADGC -- I'm loving the tapped chords and ringing harmonics . While I might on occasion string it BEADG, and a nice B string is good, 90% of the time it'll be in EADGC so I'm really curious about the highs. Any reccomendations? On the note of fivers I've really liked...there's a G&L Tribute 2500 at a local music store that I really, really enjoy playing. Great neck, nice weight, great sound (I'm loving the fact they use the US pickups in the tribute series!) and the higher end Yamaha BBN_05 (I can't remember the exact number) was also quite nice to play. My price range is about 800-1200 CAD, but I'm considering just going with the G&L and picking up a tribute fretless in the summer.