Me again with more annoying questions: I've been reading old threads on beginning basses and whatnot, specifically the Ibanez Jumpstart kit and I saw several people recommend buying a better do-it-yourself kit and (in the long run) saving money and really buying what you want. Today as I was visiting another music store, I passed by a pawn shop which had a lot of musical instruments, including my favorite bass...a BC Rich Warlock in candyflake red. It had a traditional style head to it though, for what it's worth... The bass had a gold plate on the back with a serial number (IIRC) starting with 22,xxx. Does this mean anything? Should I even consider used for a 1st bass, bearing in mind I have no idea what to look for if it's been abused. The gold knobs on the front were faded, as was the insert plug (gold as well) for the cable The body looked in good condition, the neck as well. They were asking 260$ for it, which seemed a little high considering what they are going for new on eBay...ideas? Thanks for the advice, as always Cheers!