Hi everyone, first off-if i am posting this in the wrong forum or if there was a link in the Newbie Links that i missed that answers this question just point me to it and i'll do it. Ok-here's my question. Should i buy everything at once or gradually? Reason for asking is that i'm really close to having enough to be able to buy an Engelhardt S1 from a dealer that is in my state [few hr drive]. I also have access [i'm issued sort of]to a pickup, and a bow. Should i just wait till i have enough to buy those things or would it be OK to just buy the bass [setup] & case now while using the school owned products until i get the funds to get them for myself? As far as the strings, i will wait and see if the ones that come stock are truly terrible or just not great. That's all and thanks in advance.