So here's a question. What brought you to play a bass with more than teh standard foru strings? Personally, and I dont mean to affend anyone, I feel that the string number is getting rediculous...I've seen 11!!! I play 5 at most and was drawn to it for church because you can do a lot more walking bass lines easier with the extra string. 6 strings to me seems to be excess though (extra "thin" string) because I rarely use the g string as is and primarily play on the e and a stings. So like I said...Why does everyone else, and this is totally an opinionated question to get another thread with conversations going, liek extra strings? What are your opinions?