It seems to me that a lot of bass players buy 5 stringers so they can reach lower notes, I got a 5 stringer but when I writing songs (I'm the main Songwriter in my band btw) I can't seem to be able to incorporate the B string at all, And believe me I'm trying really hard to do it. I read some where that Rock players tend to use the BEADG tuning and Jazz Players EADGC extending their higher notes intead of the lower notes. I follow John Myung from Dream Theather and It looks like Myung tends to use the lowest string pretty much when Petrucci uses 7 strings guitars other than that I see him using his highest strings. Afer all this I still can't figure out if I should use BEADG or EADGC. I know that lot of people would say JUST DO YOU OWN THING or WHAT EVER ROCK YOUR BOAT but I'm looking for pros and cons of these tunings. Sorry for the long post but i'm venting out i'm really mad at the fact that I can't seem to choose.