I ended up switching from guitar to bass years ago, when my dad decided to try bass, picked up a starter Ibby Soundgear, and had it all-but-stolen when I started messing around with it and had way more fun than I ever could on guitar. Then it was actually stolen, when it was left outside for a bit due to a miscommunication between us during bustling family holiday stuff, but it was really my fault. I obviously need to replace it, and I was thinking of doing so with a shortscale (probably with flats), so that he'd have an easier start and actually pick the thing up and play now and again, which he didn't do even when I got my own bass. The stolen bass was $100 originally, I'm willing to spend more on the replacement to make it something he'll plausibly learn on and have fun with, but I am broke broke broke and leaving for college soon, so what are some good models that are cheap without sucking? Both new and used is fine, I got all excited about a Hamer Slammer on CL but the guy never responded to my email and the listing eventually disappeared. Again, easy playability is the thing I'm after most of all, hence a shortscale, probably. Thanks!