You know, as I make my way across this board I see that playing seven and eight string basses is no longer such a wierd thing but I wanted to know what you think of playing with only three or two stings? What I find appealing about people who do is their inginuity about doing so. Tony Levin for example is a known user of a three string custom Musicman (A bass that was tragically destroyed in a fire) Mark Sandman of Morphine (may God bless his soul) played with a glass bottle on a bass with two D strings, tuned D and E. It was this dark slide sound that formed the base of what Morphine sounded like. A close friend of Sandman, Chris Ballew of the Presidents of the united states of America had a similar style save for the slide and using normal Gibson guitars which have a 24' scale length (Sandman preferred a full 34' scale Bass) and using the neck pickup only, resulting in a very lo-fi Rubbery sound. Stig of the Danish Metal band D-A-D (Which stands for Disneyland After Dark) plays his custom two-string Gibson Thunderbirds in a more traditional way, he tunes them E A and uses a pick. His custom made basses differ from the ones that Sandman and Ballew used in the fact that they have an extrodinary narrow neck, he also has a couple of very flashy custom basses like this HotRod bass.