My daily driver took a dumper on me a few days ago, so I have been driving my "band van" to work at night. Anyway, this evening, one of the guys I work with noticed all the gear in the back of the van and asked, "Are you in a band or something?" I told him that I was in a band and that I play bass guitar. He asked if I played a five or a 4-string and I said with a grin, "You only need four, man!" Then he says, "Well, the bass player that plays at my church says that to play Gospel-type music and sound good, you really need a five-string." I said, "I don't know about that. I think the only reason one would need a five string is so that you wouldn't have to move up and down the fretboard as much." Finally, he thinks for a minute and replies with, "Yeah.....maybe."