Hello folks. I have not posted here in a while but I do visit daily. Almost a year ago I got my first base. Its a VM 70's 4 string. Its a nice guitar but would like to get something super sexy. And this is where my questions come in. I have been looking at the line of Music Man basses. I must say I was not a huge fan of the MM when I first was looking into getting a bass. But they have really grown on me--TONS. I have been trying to figure out the difference in there models. I have done tons of research and still have yet to find out the real differences between the sting ray, sterling, and bongo (that bongo is a sweet guitar). Also I have read people talking about new and old sterling models. Whats does this mean. My last question is about the typical argument between the 4 string and the 5 string. I really like the idea of having the 5 string but is it really something I would use. I know this is a question I need to ask myself. I have always been fine with the 4 string. But then seeing some of these players on youtube playing a 5 string makes me want one. Mainly that 10 year old kid Brandon Rose on the 5 string Fender. WOW. So thats it. I know I am going with a EBMM but just not sure what model. I realy like funk music. But also like to play-along with George Strait. So there is a huge gap in what I like to play. thanks for the time.