Well, I was wondering... 4 strings were it way back 30 years ago, all the old pros played 4 strings and many still do because ti is what they are used to... BUT, we have 5 strings now, perhaps people buying their second, or even first bass should look into getting 5 strings instead of 4 strings? Will the 4 sting become obsolete soon? Is the 5 or heck even 6 string going to be the future of bass? I ask this mainly because I am in the market for my second bass... a Bongo, and I play a 4 string, but maybe it would be wise for me to start playing 5 string instead.