hey there!!! My name is rae and I am just starting to get back into playing bass again after talk about a half of a year off. I used to play in the High school's jazz band and taught myself how to play on an upright string bass before making the switch to electric! I played on a really bad lotus four string that was just awful and I'm sure you can imagine!! So anyways, I want my own bass and I want both a four and a five string Ibanez. I would really appreciate it if some of you bass vets out there could give me some advice on strings, equipment, different pedals, pick up etc...I know a few things about guitars and strings and stuff from my ex-husband but don't know much about basses and I really want to get in a band and be a rock star!!! Thanks and I can't wait to hear from you!!