So far this looks like a great well of information and I'm barely scraping the surface. I'm here because after 12 years of playing guitar and unsuccessful attempts at recruiting a bass player, I decided to take it on myself. I borrowed a buddy's starter bass, Yamaha RBX170, and started learning common bass patterns and technique. I've been having a blast so far! I have been writing bass lines for our originals (which I wrote on guitar, so that helps I think) and I've been learning different songs here and there to sample different styles and whatnot. As I continue to sift through the boards here, if anyone would like to give me some quick tips as far as gear, that would be great. I'm completely green there and I'm looking to buy my own bass and amp soon. I have a Lakewood acoustic guitar and a Fender Strat (US), so I'd like to get a bass that's mid-tier at least. I'll be selling my strat most likely, and I'd like to be able to buy a good used bass and amp with a budget of $750-1000. Our style is best summed up as 3-piece blues-rock. Thanks in advance for any quick tips and also thanks for a great resource!