Hey guys (first time poster), I've played electric guitar most of my life and I'm going to be buying my first bass and bass amp this weekend. I was hoping you could share some advice or reccomendations for certain brands to check out, basses to play (when I'm at guitar center), certain woods to look for etc. I wouldn't say that I like any one particular style. I do love 90s alternative but I also like funk, and mostly I enjoy playing anything that pops into my head. I use a lot of loop pedals and I love using all kinds of different effects to create whatever may float into my head. So there isn't any one style that I'm trying to emulate. I'm learning the bass to create my own music; recording myself on guitar, bass, drums. I use a lot of loopers and will be buying a Boss BR-800 to further what I've been doing. I'm no pro, just a guy that enjoys making music (maybe I'll join a band some day or get more serious about getting my stuff out there for the rest of the world to hear) so please no snarky comments. Any help would be much appreciated! I'd hate to receive bad advice from a dude at guitar center that isn't a true bassist like I'm sure most of you are on this site.