I need some. I've been through acoustic and 7 string electric guitars. Been playing both of those for around 4 solid years now. The thing is... I hate playing chords. I can play a lot better and have a lot more fun just snapping off single notes. So recently I have been playing with a friends lower end squier bass, and I love it... so I have decided to switch over to bass. Now I have to just decide what to buy. Im not looking for anything impressive, just functional. My budget is max $350 for both a practice amp and guitar. For an amp I'm looking at the Behringer Ultrabass BX600 (or possibly the BX300 to save some money). The guitar is what I am having trouble with. I don't realy like the looks of the Squier line. I like the looks of the Ibanez line, such as the GSR200. I guess my question is would the GSR200 fit my type of music? Which would be stuff along the lines of Creedence Clearwater Revival to Hendrix to Lars and Rancid. Basically I play oldies and some punk. Thanks for any opinions or advice you guys can give out for a new bassist (other than the main newb threads, I have already checked those out).