Hey. I'm sorry, I know this must have been done a lot.. But I am about to buy a bass, *i've never owned one before*. I've played a bit, but I am not really too great. I want to buy a bass, and I absolutely love Nikki Sixx, and I know that he made a bass with Gibson. I kind of think that one sounds good and that I will buy it. But I don't know much about basses and wanted to make sure that I am not wasting $1600(canadian) on it. I know that if I am just starting off with bass that I should get something cheaper, but I'm not interested in anyone tellin me a good bass to start with, I just wanted to know if the blackbird is good or not, because if i bought it, I would plan on keeping it and only using that one, at least for like 5 years until i have more money or something.. (im only 16..) anyways.. thanks.