. My daughter is 11. She has been playing piano for 5 years and I have been helping her with guitar for the last year or so. Although, my wife and I are both musicians... I wish I had her chops when I was eleven! Here's the deal... our youth worship team will need a bass player at the end of the school year. My daughter REALLY wants to play. It would also allow her an outlet for piano and guitar (and voice) as well. I believe she could be easily ready by next June (at least functional). I found a great deal on a Gibson SG Bass (natural flame top) that I think will work great for her... 30.5" short scale. I'm really digging it (oh, I mean, my DAUGHTER is really digging it!). LOL. Now, a few questions... 1. The strings that came on the bass were fine until yesterday when the E string unraveled at the tuner. My guess is that they cut down a long scale set of strings. I now need a new set of strings. I am thinking about going with the LaBella Deep-Talkin' Flat Wound Extra Light (39-96) Short Scale 760FX-S 32″ Ball-End to Silk. Thoughts? 2. The intonation is off a bit, so I am going to have it set up right with the new strings and a Hipshot SuperTone bridge at the same time. (Got these suggestions from the Strings Forum... thank you.) 3. The GK amp I have been using is now dead... boat-anchor dead. I need some suggestions for a good used combo... maybe a 2x10 or 2x12? Maybe an MK MB212 or 112 or 115? Any suggestions for a guitar player who is helping his daughter learn bass would be appreciated. Thank you. .