I got this bass as a swap (for a Pentium II PC) for my 16 yr old son who'd like to start playing bass (he's a drummer). The markings say it is a Hondo Fame Series 861. I search the net and could not find even one place that reffers to this type of base. It has 2 dials (volume/tone?) and 2 toggle switches, one with 2 possitions and one with 3 positions.. see picture below... Is this bass good enough for a beginner? What kind of Amp would you'all recomend? Thanks in advance! Lordie.