ok, I'm buying a new bass, but I don't live in the US, so I have some considerations to take that someone who live in the US doesn't have. generally, I can do one of these two things: 1. To buy an Essex SB-301 and to ship with my uncle that lives in US (that will cost some taxes), and not to have a customer support from the seller (I can't bring the bass back to the US only for fixing the damn pickup), and to buy an amp separately (from a local store). 2. To buy a Cort Action 4 bass (I was told by the seller that its body is Mahogany) from a local store with an amp included, so it will cost as a complete package (this will make the whole business cheaper), and to have a customer support from that local store. So, which option mates - #1 or #2 ? Thanks!