I ask because I had a brief recent flirtation with BEAD (low to high) tuning. I'm interested in a Five string, but haven't the money right now, plus I like the feel of a 4 string Precision neck. To be perfectly honest, I didn't miss my upper register much at all. I realise that G string notes duplicated on the D would sound soft and tubey played higher up, but with some careful EQ settings and plucking closer to the bridge, I got a much...meatier sound than I ever got out of my G. I also found it gave a good deal of practice to find the same notes in different places on the fingerboard. And of course, I had fun playing with a low B. I changed back yesterday ('twas but an experiment) but I'm seriously considering going permanent with this setup. Does anybody else do this? And if so, do you miss your high register? Or, is tehre anyone out there who thinks they couldn't lice without their G?