My brother, who is younger than me, wants to play the bass and went asked me to help him buy his first bass[+more] to start playing.... Already, he has been shopping around for himself and he told me of this salesperson trying to sell him this squire pack. He seems persuaded by this which supposely comes with everything... However, my gut is telling me that this isn't the way to go. I tried it once(squire) feels wierd...maybe its just me. Never got a chance to hear what it sounds though. I just told him to go find a real fender P-bass to start and that he can borrow my back up peavey amp to use. Any thoughts?