I have been playing the bass for almost 2 years now and intend buying a new bass shortly. But I have no idea which kind to get. 4 string or 5 string and which make. The most I can spend is £400 ($580) Ones that I am interested in are, so any info on how good these are would be appreciated. Peavey A5 (5str) Ibanez EDB600 (4str) Ibanez EDB605 (5str) Also can anyone tell me if BC Rich basses are any good, especially the Platinu series. I am looking for one that would be good for playing heavy rock music, but also good for learning slap bass. My current guitar is just your average copy and is no use for slap bass. You have probaby realised I really don't have much of a clue about basses, but I will appreciate any answers.