Hey, ladies and gents, a Bass Newbie coming on board. I've played guitar off and on (more off, really) for about 35 years, but I've been paying more attention to bass lines than anything else for a while. My step-son has taken up the bass and I've messed with it a bit and discovered I really liked it. So now I'm inclined to take the plunge. The question is, what to start with. Hardly original, but somewhat daunting just the same.