Sorry, i know this topic has been done to death a thousand times before, i have searched around a little before people tell me to do so . Meh atleast its different to the same 'club' threads right? So, recently i have been very tempted to buy a 6 string, mainly for the higher strings, the 'B' isn't so tempting as i've never really felt the need for it (in the music i play) although of course it would be nice. This means that yes, i would be jumping from a 4 to a 6 (although i would hardly abandon my Rick ) Anyway, i just had a couple of questions for those who use a 6 (bass nooby questions coming up). Just because the standard tuning for a 6 is B-E-A-D-G-C (right?) does that mean i have to follow this? Could i just simply tune E-A-D-G-C-F? As i really dont feel that need for the B. Finally, as most people are, i am on a budget And was just wondering if anyone could reccomend me a cheap(ish) but still decent 6 string. I can see a Peavey Grind 6 string thats nice and cheap, also there are some 6 string ESP's that are nice and cheap. Anyone have any experience with those? Thanks guys.