Dear Auntie Zukan,
I am a bass player.
I've tried, I really have.
I've even learnt to use another string (I've 5 now), but still the guitarists laugh at me.
Should I get a six string bass, just to confuse them when I ask "Go on then, show me what you'd play?".
My bass player, this would be a good ploy, however, there is a better one. Prior to said gig or rehearsal gently lace their guitar strings with a combined formula of super glue and H2SO4. They will respect you afterwards.
Stretch That Note