I am now the OWNER of a bass. No more borrowing. It's not the greatest, but it's mine. I bought an Ibanez GSR200, trans. red, Crate MXB25 amp, gig bag (lots o' padding), tuner, strap, and a set of Rotosound Swing Bass strings. I must have played for over 4 hours just last night. I love it! I am definately hooked! Now maybe I can learn even more from everyone here!