Ok ever since I played two gigs just improvising on bass. When useing their b1r and 15" sealed ampeg cab. I had a problem hearing myself on the low frets. So of course I moved everything up the neck to around the 7th-12 fret. There I could hear everything. And I liked it and stayed up there. After that when I was thinking about it I was just like why would anyone play below there? It had soo much puch and cut through so good. Then just now I realized that I don't need to be cutting through the whole time. I remeber when I would be in the audience how if the bass player went up past 5 how much louder and punchier it was. But I could still hear him when he played at the lower notes. Because of this I thought to myself why would ANYONE want to use a 5 string. But now realizing I don't have to be over everything all the time. Im wondering if the low B with a band can still actually be heard.. I don't mean like loud, Im just wondering if you can even tell its there? Still not sure wether to get a SR4 OR 5 I like the tone of the sr5 more but Im more of a 4 string guy however the tone is soo hott. By the way I didn't know where I was going when I wrote this.