I think it is about time for me to buy my second bass to replace my junky 4 string Hamer Slammer where if I play open A the string pops out. I've looked into it and I really want an ESP Ltd B204, or B205. Are these guitars good? I want an ESP because a lot of my punk rock and metal idols play them. Since I'm mostly playing punk rock, even though I occasionaly play jazz and blues licks, do I really need a 5th string? Thanks for the help.