Back in the early 90's I started thinking about a 5 string bass, just to get that extra low B string. I've alway been a hold the bottom, drive with the kick type player especially playing in a 5 piece group where holding down the bottom was important. Then I went shopping and just didn't fall in love with any 5 string at any price point. My fingers are short and the necks just felt too wide. So, after a bit of pondering, I decided to modify my '79 USA Custom Shop Schecter PJ just enough to run the low 4 strings of a 5 string set. A simple, easily reversible mod, plus resetting intonation. That's the way the bass remains today. What I liked beyond retaining the slimmer 60's neck width, was that the change in attack angle on the relocated E & A strings gave the E & A more punch and I didn't miss the G nearly as much as I thought I might. Since then, other players have picked up on this idea saving them the cost of a new bass, while still getting the lows they were after. Reversing the mod is as simple as replacing the nut and setting the bass back up for traditional 4 string operation. Just wondered how many of you have tried this.