I'm planning on getting my first bass this Thursday, and I'm now giving serious consideration to getting a 5-string bass instead of a 4-string. I know that sooner or later I'll want more than 4 strings, so it seems like I should just go for the 5 strings now rather than later, after I've gotten used to 4 strings. The problem is, it seems hard to find a 5 string bass in my price range, which is $200 and under. The Squier is the only one I've found that fits this price (there's the Rogue LX205B, but I don't think they sell those at brick and mortar stores, which I'll be buying from), but I'm not sure if it's really what I should get. Would I be better off putting the money into an Ibanez or Yamaha 4-string and saving my money for when I want a 5-string later on? Or should I learn on what I'll most likely end up using in the future? Keep in mind, I'm 16 years old, so I don't forsee myself having much money to put down on a whole other bass for the next year and a half or so, or longer since I'll be upgrading to the status of a money-strapped college student. Thanks for all the help. Because I stumbled across this place, I'm learning quite a bit about the hardware side of bass playing, as well as that deal on the Hartke 1400 (which is now making its way over to my house).