I've always loved listening to funk, classic rock, and jazz, and have always admired the bass players. I'd like to learn to play bass, but I don't really know where to start when it comes to purchasing an instrument. I've checked out my local music store, and the cheapest bass they have (that comes with an amp) is a 300 dollar Squier kit. I don't exactly have that kind of cash right now, and if I did, there's no way my parents would let me spend 300 dollars on something they're not sure I'll stick with. I found what looks to be a nice bass set musiciansfriend.com, and it's about one 170 or so with shipping, which I can do. Rogue SX100B Starter Kit. That one looks good enough but I would like an opinion and maybe some advice, because I don't really want to end up with a crappy bass. I also found a few on Ebay.com which look promising: 1Reason 4-string Bass So as I said earlier, any advice would be extremely helpful, so thanks in advance.