Hi again, TBers! Starting to get my feet wet in the forums here, and while there are numerous threads around the subject of 5-string, I wanted a more personalized bit of advice from you guys. Short story of my musical history: Started off as a guitarist, eventually moved to bass as it was much easier to find a gig, and over time I'd become aware of the fact that I actually liked playing bass more than I do guitar, and felt like it's a more natural fit for my interests as a musician. I've always gravitated towards rock music, and while it seems like most bass icons lean more heavily into jazz, it's just not an area of music that's ever spoke to me. So, to the thread question. I've been playing bass in bands for about 7 years now, almost always originals, and over time discovered what gear I like and didn't like. I'm definitely more of a fan of passive bass sounds, and particularly p/j configurations. My two main basses are a Fender Am Pro P bass V and a G&L SB-2 (4 strings). While I like the tone of the P5, I have never really made much progress using the low B. I always thought of 5 strings as having a larger degree of options, which is true, but I find that I don't really employ the 5th string much beyond the occasional accent to a line or a fairly quick run across the fretboard. Whereas I simply have more *fun* playing the SB-2, I feel myself sometimes hampered by the 5th string on the P5 because I honestly use it as an afterthought and I've never really put the time in to adjust my playing to account for the extra string. I'm... torn. I've more or less had a nagging idea in my mind ever since I picked up the P5 that I would have been better served with the 4 string version. This isn't a career for me, and I continue to play out because it's fun rather than out of necessity. I can't quite decide if I really should put the time in to force myself to really learn 5-string, or accept my current preferences and stop worrying about it so much (leading to a downsized P bass). I regularly challenge myself to play parts that are initially challenging to my ability, and I'm always looking to increase my skill as a bassist, but this is an area of bass (similar to my feelings around slap bass) that has just never pushed me to challenge myself. Outside of the obvious additional notes and positioning, what would I miss out on by simply dropping back to 4 strings only? What haven't I considered by making such a move? Thanks in advance for any advice!