im going to get my first bass and dont know whether to get a 4 or 5 string bass.
to start off, i'd get a 4 string to get used to bass. you can go up to 5 if you want, but me personally, i like 4 strings
4 String. Im thinking since your just starting, you wou\nt be playing any songs that need a 5 string.
If you fel the need to get a 5 string, get a 5 string. If you don't, get a 4 string. Simple as that, really.
depends what kind of music you like. If your into metal so somthing you could start with a 5. But best as a beginner get a 4.
Get whatever you want.
i started off with a five and it hasn't caused me any problems with my learning. it also depends on what music you're playing. if you're gonna play punk etc. its not worth it. so tell what music you're gonna be playing. that would be a bit of a help