Basically, I have a Squier Affinity P-Bass, the cheap of the cheap. It is my first bass and I didn't spend much because i wasn't sure if I'd like playing bass. I know it's awful, but I've fallen deeply in love with it. It sounds pretty lame and I was wondering if I can improve it without buying a new one (i.e. strings and pick-ups) and if so what to buy. It is currently unadultered bar the vast number of stickers. I play mostly fast punk with a pick and use a Laney HCM-60B amp. any suggestions would be great!