This is a branch off from another thread.. Bless our hearts.. Those of us who have chosen to play those "Greater Than 5 String Monstrosities" suffer much.. No problem... But I'd like for someone to explain to me why you feel the way you do about > 5 string basses.. I can give you many reasons right now about why I like and use them, but when someone expresses their negativity about them it's ususally in the same format.. "Why not just play a harp?" "They're stupid.." "What's wrong with you, do you secretly want to be a guitarist?" And so on.. Please understand, I'm not trolling here.. I'd just like (for once) for someone to provide a VALID, INTELLIGENT and SUBSTANTIATED reason why they don't like basses with 6, 7, 8, plus strings.. No animosity... Let's keep this a friendly discussion, ok?