So obviously players playing a particular style generaly use the same number of strings, or at least close to the same. Has anyone else noticed this? I used to think that the more complex players played 6 Stringers and higher, and only played funk, UNTIL I started listening to people like Les Claypool, Jaco, and Flea. I have always played rock, and always played 4s. My band, The Flipside(www.theflipsiderock.com, shameless plug ), just got out of the studio and our producer made me use a 5'er on several parts. I was very suprised with what it added. What kind of music do you play, and how many strings do you prefer?