OK makes a lot more sense, but glad we had a E5 discussion. I was playing with it yesterday, and simply barred off the lower 4 strings, and then use my index finger to hit the 5th string and mute the low E. That way I have more to play with. It seems to work well, and I can slide it too. Some transient in the park yesterday asked if he could show me a trick. SO I said, sure. So he "drop D'ed the fat E and played me some really good blues. I let him hear a few songs I like on my cellphone,and he picked those up and played them back after only about 3 listens to the song. Pretty cool! The guy was really talented, but admitted he has no idea what the chord names are he hits, as he "just plays by ear and feeling." Impressive. (Poor guy said his guitar was stolen.) I let him listen to Jimmy Hedrix's Jelly 292 and Bloomfield's STOP, which he had never heard, and after several tries he said he was confused by what they were doing and it would take a lot more time for him to figure it out. He said those two songs were pretty complex, more so than the usual stuff, as they were mixing chords and scales and keys.