Hey folks I'm about to start doing a LOT more reading than I usually do (US Army Band - oh yeah!!) and I was thinking that adding a 6th string might save me a WHOLE lot of shifting. The thing is, I'm most definitely NOT a big zingy treble guy. I'm very much into Laklands, and even their more modern bass (the 55-02/94) is still pretty old school, and it's exactly the tone I want out of a 6. Is this even possible? I have a feeling that MTD is pretty much out, as I'm familiar with their sound. I've owned a Pedulla Rapture J2 before and I liked it a lot, but I definitely would like to stay with a bolt on instead of neck through, so it'd have to be a Thunderbolt 6 on that end. Not terribly sure about the fundamentals on that one though. On that note, a passive Dingwall Afterburner has me pretty GAS'ed - seems like it should be solid up and down the range, but again - no way to play one down here, and I have no idea what they sound like. There's also Roscoe - again, don't know what they sound like - I see a lot of R&B cats using them. Other than that, I'm not terribly sure what my options are. Again, I'm the kind of guy that has flats on over half of my basses - and I don't really like rounds until they're a week or two old, so that's the sort of sound I'm shooting for. BTW, I'm shipping out on Monday, so any help is appreciated ASAP...heh.