Im a new guy here thinking about trying to learn to play some bass. (I play a little guitar already.) Not sure if I should start with a 4 or 5 string bass. One of the coolest bass-centric songs ever, in my silly opinion, is Flight of the Cosmic Hippo by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. If youve got a good subwoofer you can hear wonderful, house-rattling bass. But its not just low, its really musical. From searching around it seems that the bass of that song is being played by Victor Wooten, using a 5 string fretless bass made by Joe Compito. As a new guy Id imagine that fretless is not a good place to start (ahem). But the playing on that song is as low as Ill likely ever want to go. So Im wondering how low he was playing there. Anyone have any idea what notes or string tunings were involved? That song might give me perspective on how low Ill want to play. Which will them tell me what type of bass to get to start out with- 4 or 5 strings, other considerations, etc. Thanks!