Hi all, I am a bass guitarist looking to venture into the DB world, but with these requirements... - I play salsa/latin and want access to a more percussive baby bass sound. - Be able to get a DB sound for jazz and brazillian gigs. I don't want an ampeg baby bass because I feel it won't perform well for the jazz/brazillian stuff. I've researched a bit and am looking at the NS design bass. Questions for those of you play this bass: 1. What kind of strings do you recommend for what I want to do. 2. What action or dampening or other things do you do to get a baby bass sound. 3. Is it worth getting the 5 string (I could see my self using the low B for Cuban Timba and Brazillian stuff, but its not really necessary for me) thanks in advance!!!