Here's the deal. I'm looking to buy a new bass. I'm considering buying a Fender P-Bass. Looks geat, feels geat, sounds great. My concern is in this day and age, will 4 strings be enough? I would like to play in cover bands, but can imagine a 5 string may be needed here and there? I'm into all styles of music. What do you think, should I just forget about the land of the 4 string and get a 5? I'm pretty much looking to buy one bass that will do it all for me from stage to studio. I'm trying to avoid G.A.S. , because I'm currently an unemployed student.