I have been playing bass for about 9 months now. Im going to get a bass soon. (Hammond Ashley) I have no clue how to tell a good bass from a bad one. Also, I have no clue what a reasonable price is! I feel so lost... because there are so many things to think about in getting an instrument. what strings... what it looks like.. How do the other bass players feel about a hybrid bass? Im going to play bass in seattle youth symphony and jazz band and in college. So I need a good bass... but I can always upgrade when I need a better one... Price range Below $4,000 THANKS!