So I've never played the bass before. The last musical instrument I played was the clarinet in 4th grade, years ago. To say that I've always wanted to pick up an instrument is probably an overstatement - it wasn't until recently that I got in a little more touch with myself, put down the video games, etc and really discovered that I was missing music in my life. Now here I am. Square one. I have no idea about anything. I don't know ANYTHING about the bass, no strings, chords, tuning techniques. The first thing I need is advice. Should I buy or rent? I live in Boston, so which of these bass/amp offers sound good? http://boston.craigslist.org/search...r amp&zoomToPosting=&minAsk=&maxAsk=&sort=rel How do I even start? Should I just teach myself to play or I do need lessons? Man this is exciting! Long road ahead.