Hi Mike, and hi Steve! I'm just wondering after how many years of playing bass you guys tried 6-stringers, why you did it, and your experience with it? I'm currently playing 4-, 5- and 6-stringers, and I always get a lot of negative remarks about my sixer. People are either conservative Fender-ists (yay, I created a word), think they are better than me and give me the old "I can do everything you do on a 4-string" BS, or perhaps just jealous. This really pushes me back when trying to create music. It's starting to get on my nerves that everytime I even mention or relate to, say, John Myung, Michael Manring I get an answer like "#¤%&¤#%&= basswanker", or any other disrespectful comment regarding playing technique. I know I probably should just ignore them, but It's hard not to, when they constantly b**** about my favorite musicians and bands. I just have to argue for my sake, as a bassist and a music lover. So do you guys have any advice on how to approach these guys? If you had that same problem, what did you do about it? Keep up the good work Mike and Steve! It's guys like you that give me true inspiration to become a better bassist.