On Oct. 13, my bro had his birthday. I gave him my old amp and my parents got him a Squire Jazz Bass. I did all the basic maintenaince on it first: I tuned it, broke in the strings, adjusted the truss rod, and tightened the loose knobs. I taught him some basic technique and theory too: the names of the open strings, how to read tab, and a lot of things which I take for granted. I can't remember how I first started to play. I am primarily self taught, I didn't start to take lessons till last month, he'll probably start soon too. I guess my main question is: What can I get him that will help him progress and eliminate the bad habits which form from self tutoring? This thread does seem rather self-contradictory since I mentioned the bass teacher, but answer anyway please.