Hello there! this is probably my second post on this forum. I want to play bass and Im eager to start. Problem is: I dont have a bass! and thats why I opened a new thread (sorry). I know there are several threads on these topics and they have helped me, but didnt make my mind yet due to my own necessities... Sorry if you find it toolong, but i did not know anyway better to express well, im a lefty and I play acoustic guitar for some time now, but lets just say I know the basics and something more (i consider myself an intermediate). After some time searching for left handed basses, the only thing I really found out was that life is really difficult for left handed people Most of what I found was extremelly expensive. Not what i need right now. Especially for me as I live in Brazil, a country where nothing imported is cheap.. What saves me is that my dad is going in february to the united states, but that is not the case, I just need to make up my mind soon. I was really looking forward to an SX bass, the SX URSA 2 MN PRO ,but back at rondo they ran out of it. it was the only cheap bass I found for left handed So eventually I started to think that I´d better start anew as a Normal right handed bassist. (better now than never right?errr or no?) Please, Have any of you had any experience with someone that made such change? do you think ill have too much of a disadvantage by doing this? anyways, what do you think of it? thanks, really need support on that. What I Need is: Advice on a new FIRST time bass for a begginer BUT that will serve me at least until Im pretty good enough to have more basses gig often and/or have a band someday... I was thinking at something about 300$ at most. however, if you are able to convince me that spending a little more is the best i can do, I guess I could do so... What do you recommend? I really love the red hot chili peppers, thus I think I would spend much time playing FUNK/PUNK this sort of things like slapping etc... But I would also like to have a bass that would play all sort of genres nicely What do you think, again, about the SX basses? what about this one ?SX Ursa 2 MN PRO NA at RondoMusic.com some people say I would need to set up it really well because they do not ship in great "shape" is that true? would this bass be good to me? or is it not cost-effective? thanks I Reaaaally do like the nice LIGHT brown color of the neck/fretboard and if possible I would like one like that... One that is goodlooking, but definitely most important is that its good quality and has good sound. Thank you so much in advance for any advice you may give to me, I realy need suggestions and support on this, I want it to be perfect when I get my hands on my "baby" if you understand me... And sorry for maybe taking your time hehe (btw, I will also buy an Ampeg ba108, a monster cable and two sets of strings: ghs pressurewounds & DR Fat Beams/Lo riders [dont know yet what to choose] and also this bag: ) Attitude BG-20 GAB Black Bass Bag at RondoMusic.com again thanks, and sorry for the extent of this post, I just need to much help that I cant chose myself..