i'm looking for a good beginner bass, and it seems to me, that for my pricerange, <200 hopefully, they are the best bet. so i have some questions! I like the look of the SB-301, but i really have no clue about techinical stuff. so what would you recommend? and i live in oregon, and rondo music is in new jersey, so am i better off just lookin at local music stores instead of paying the insane shipping costs? are the shipping costs gonna be insane? so many questions! any help is greatly appreciated! thanks!