So I joined this forum to gather some insight and information for the beginner bassist. I have been in music for 40 years at some level. Play keyboard, piano, some acoustic, and sax. Always been drawn to the bass and at 50 years old, its time to pick one up. So.....what should I buy. Classic rock and country are my favourites, and play many genres as well. How should I tackle the learning curve. I thank anyone who responds to this thread.