i was going to buy this 6 string that was in my price range but i decided to sleep on it. Now I wake up with this question on my mind. Is it the novelty of the basses with more than 4 srtings or is there something musically that makes basses with more strings better than the old 4 string or so popular right now? So form a musical standpoint what is the use of more than 4 strings. It seems that a 4 string has served me well and I dont really see a need for more strings especially when i am not in a band and I dont see myself using the extra strings that often since most bass music was done with the 4 string in the first place. Tell me why do you need more than 4 strings? I have to be missing something.