I'm actually also a bass player. I use a six string. I can tell you that what you say is a is on the edge of the target. Yes, a player can do more, and better players can use more strings. But in the end, It's the bassist who's truly what's important. It's his style, what he plays, and how he does it. He has to have good fingers and hands, especially when he gets to slapping. I don't believe it's the tools, it's how you use it.Next you'll be telling me that a 4 string bass player is better than an 8 string bass player.Horse hockey.