So here's the situation. I'm sitting in the living room this morning. The family's watching a music video. My dad sees an Ernie Ball being played by a guy that also plays a double bass on the group's other video. He says "You stick with bass, and maybe I'll buy you a double bass someday." So I said, "why, when you wouldn't consider the Ernie Ball before would you now maybe buy that?" He says, "Well, maybe I'll help you get either one you would want." So here's my dilemma- If I do stick with bass and decide to make a career out of it (which means college-keep that in mind), and dad decides to get me one, what would be better. The Ernie Ball/Warwick/High end Fender/Modulus for a nice electric bass Or a double bass (I know nothing about them) which I would think I need for college.(Don't most colleges just teach in the double bass format?) If going to college for bass studiesand playing in a band-what would be the better choice?