I'm still a beginner, and this coming year i want to join jazz band at my school. Any ideas for decent basses under $300? With my type of financing i'll be working hard to even get that, 'cuz my parents sure as*H-E-double hockey sticks* won't help money-wise... I can barely get them to drive me to GC. I was thinking about a squier P or J bass, leaning in the direction of the 70's modified J bass ( love the block inlays and natural finish too!) any opinions?