I am a new member, and was directed here by someone I met who plays bass. I have become very interested in the bass guitar, and am needing some advice. As a begginer, what kind of bass should I get, and how much should I spend on the bass itself (please try to answer in Canadian dollars)? I also need all the the accessories, including an amp, strap, case, etc. How much should I spend on each of these? Also, what is the difference between a four and five string bass? Thanks.