Has anyone switched back to 4 from 5? I was a dyed in the wool 4 string player until about 4 years ago when I found a Zon lightwave fretless 5 that I fell in love with. That led to me getting rid of all my 4 strings, and a search for a 5 fretted I like (going through Lakland, Sadowsky, and finally settling on a Zon Sonus Custom). After playing straighthead jazz for the last bunch of years (and almost never playing fretted), I got into a new situation about 9 months ago that is an eclectic soul type band. While I still play fretless on all but a couple of songs, I find that I want to do a bit more slapping and fretting things on the songs I do play on the fretted. This has led me to thinking that maybe I want to "go simple" in those situations and pick up a nice 4 string fretted. When I've picked up a 4 string in the past, I've been confused, as I key off the low string, and moving between B and E there throws me for a loop. But I'm thinking that some practice would fix that. So, has anyone else dropped back to 4, or switch between 4 and 5? I tried a few searches as I though this has been discussed before (and is a bit of a religious war), but I couldn't find any threads on it.