How many strings should my bass have?
I recommend a standard 4-string bass for beginners. Beginner to Badass can be done on 5- or 6-string basses too; just ignore the extra strings.
On a standard 5-string bass, that means you ignore the biggest/fattest string, which is the low B string, and just use the remaining 4 strings (EADG). The B string makes a great thumbrest. 😋
On a standard 6-string bass, that means you ignore your two outer strings—the big fat low B and the skinny high C string.
If you have fewer than 4 strings, seek medical attention right away!