I'm new to bass. Decided to switch from guitar after coming to admire John Myung of Dream Theater. Just listening to him drew me in like a siren. I just couldn't resist the call of the bass. I have a new G&L Tribute L2000 on the way(blueburst). It will be my first ever bass. I also picked up a Line 6 Lowdown Studio 75 watt amp to hold me over through the learning process. A few stupid newb questions for you guys.... I have almost 2 years of guitar under my belt. How much is that going to help me in learning to play bass? My new Bass will need a battery right? I assume it will be a 9 volt(like guitars)?? Can I tune it with my guitar tuner? What strings should I put on it? I'll post pics soon and join the club.