Actually just looking to add a bass to the arsenal. Been plowing through demos, reviews, yada yada. Not looking to make a big investment. This, btw, is not another "which bass should I get". I've read those til I'm blue in the face. No, the question is 4 string or 5 string. If I was a complete novice I would definitely go 4 string and I may still do that. But having a baritone guitar made me wonder whether it would be cool to have that deep down low B string or whether it's true what I observe with a lot of demos that very seldom does one go to it but instead use it as means to stabilize your right hand. The other side of that argument is, hey, with the 5 string you have everything you need plus an added optional string!