Now I am looking to buy. I am renting a Fender Squier P-Bass package, but I don't intend to buy it. I haven't heard many good things about Fender Squiers, and have noticed a few faults on my bass aswell. I am now looking for a new bass and amp. I am 14, so I can't get a job yet. All I have now is birthday money. I have approximatly $550 Canadian ($410 American). I know that isn't very much, and that is why I am asking for advice. Are there any good basses and amps that I could afford? Or possibly any basses that there are deals on that you know of? It is important that the store I would order it from is in Canada, as I don't want to pay $100 to get it over the border. If there is a good bass from the US, that is cheap, tell me about it aswell I guess. I might be able to get together some money to pay the extra charge. Thanks for your help.