I'm in two minds. I don't really like 5 string basses. Never have, never will. They're clumsy, awkward and the fretboard feels like an ironing board. Trouble is, I've come to a point where I need those low notes for a few songs in the band I'm in. I'm in two minds whether to take the plunge and spend months practising with my extra string, or take the easy route by restringing one of my 4 string basses B E A D. Coupled with that, I can't decide which bass to restring. I have a Status Graphite 4000 and a Cort Funkmachine, although I can imagine the 'funkwah' could work quite well on a fat B string. Any words of advice folks ?