Hello, I am a new member of TB Forums and I have decided to start learning the bass because it expresses the most heart-moving sound I have ever heard. I know very little about the bass (though I am familiar with reading notes and scales [I played piano for a number of years as well as learned the bass for a short time]). What bass guitars would you recommend for a person that is 5'5" (1.68m). Is fairly cheap (I won't really notice to much of a difference between a really good bass and a beginners bass). And will last for a while? I have searched the internet and people say to stay away from the Fenders. I also heard that the Ibanez GSR190 is highly recommended.