Hey everyone, i started out on an acoustic guitar for bout a year learned on it, then made a switch to my ibanez gsa60 6- string electric and been playing that for a couple years. My friend and I have a coo lil alternative/progressive/rock band goin and since we aren't really plannin on doin live gigs, mostly just stick to laying tracks and recording stuff like that. So i figured it might be cool for me to take up bass, learning a new instrument is always a plus. My first instrument was actually the piano so i have some back round in music theory, was also taught music theory a bit while i played guitar. Right so mostly I want to know is, what is a good starting bass guitar for me? Something like around 150-200 range. From what i can gather starting on a four string fretted basses is perferable for beginniners. I like the company Ibanez and was lookin at Gsr200 ibanez on guitarcenter. ne one kno nethin bout that? I also gathered that its probably better to play fingered rather then with a pick right? I'd also like some one to clear up for me, on a bass guitar how you play chords? do you strum? do you just play single notes? am a little fuzzy on that. Also just give me some basic info on what it'll be like and the things i would need to work on most if i take up bass. Feel free to recommend ne sites or products that give info. thx alot everyone, i look forward to the responses.