Okay, my friends and I are starting a band. We have 2 guitar 1 drumer and one basses. I am going to be the second basses. I was wondering what I should start out with? I am thinking about getting a starter pack. I don't know how good one of these would be. I already have an amp and things in that nature. I was just wondering would it be better to spend more money on the bass and get lesons from my friend, or get a cheaper bass and get lesons from someone trained more than he is?