After reading all of your posts regarding the 4 vs. 5 string, I am personally sticking to a 4. Being that most of my stuff is cover tunes, if I want the low's a drop-D is good enough for me. I have never felt comfortable on a 5 and have never really needed the low-B anyway, so this suits me just fine. I have total respect and admiration for all of you 5 and 6 string players, but 4 is perfect for me. Keep rockin, everyone, and Happy New Year !!!