I'm about to start playing the bass again after almost a decade, and I've been wanting to get a six or seven string bass. I want to get one because of a six string bassist I heard doing some fantastic chordal work, and it inspired me. But I started to think about it, and I wondered whether I would be better off getting a simpler bass like the Squier Classic Vibe J-Bass now and getting an extended bass a long time down the line (with student loan repayments, it would be quite a long time before I could afford a second bass). I want the extended range bass (specifically a Conklin GT-7) for the simple desire of it, but I'm wondering: what am I REALLY going to be missing out on if I buy a CVJ rather than a GT-7? An extra couple notes at the top? More places for chord voicings? What else? Am I just being stubborn for no reason? I mean, as much as I want it, the $900 difference makes me wonder if I would really appreciate the extra couple strings. What do you think? What draws you to the extended range instruments, and am I going to regret getting a standard bass rather than the one I really want to get?