Yeah, so, I'm a guitar player that is interested in learning how to play a bass. Lately I've been addicted to the heavier sound of the base, and really want to make the switch from guitar to bass. I play rock/punk usually. Anyway, on with the point. I am interested in purchasing a bass, but confess that I know NOTHING about which brands are good. My budgest is pretty low, because this will be my first bass and have many other monetary obligations to worry about. I need some sort of a beginner bass, but one that won't fall apart soon and has a decent sound. From experience, I know that Fender makes good guitars, so I am somewhat biased towards that brand, but I dont know anything about Fender basses. Bascially, I just need a few examples of cheap basses, and what makes them decent. Oh, BTW the kind I want to play is the basic four string fretted bass. Thanks to all that lend assistance to this guitarist turned bassist.