I would run a search on this but I've got too many questions. I'm extremely interested in starting up on the stand-up. I've been playing electric now for a few years and I want to switch over, though not completely. So the questions I have about starting are as follows: Learning: I started playing electric and just picking up how to play and what not as I went along. But I picked up a bunch of bad habits and after studying under Adam Nitti quickly realized how many bad habits I had to break. So if I'm starting should immediately get into lessons? Buying: Also, I bought my first bass by just walking in a store uninformed and picked one up. I soon went thru three basses in about one year and after learning and knowing what I needed to know ended up with my deluxe p-bass. So what's the best advice for someone who has no idea about the difference in stand up basses? Is there a company that makes good starter basses? should I buy used first? or start off with a really nice bass that I won't need to replace? I know this is forever long and I apologize but thanks for any help.