Hi, I am on looking at buying my first bass guitar, but need some help! I have been playing 6-string guitar for roughly 8 years, and am now looking to learn bass with my band. We are only starting out, but have the aim of low-key gigging within the next couple of years. I would also use a bass for recording purposes. Sound-wise, I need the bass to primarly excel in rock (but not heavy rock!). I also like jazzy bass, although I'd only want to experiment in this area for the foreseeable future. So, what shall I go for? I need something that sounds good, and will play well (that goes without saying, doesn't it?!), but staying in the sub-£300 price bracket. Saying that, I don't really want to upgrade in a year or two! Tall order, perhaps. But I'm really relying on your help out there, as I'm clueless when it comes to basses! Thanks for any help you can pass on to me! Regards, Allastair.