Hi there, I just picked up my first ever bass guitar from my local shop..I love it. Looks beautifull sounds great! it's a Yamaha RBX-375..It is brand new, but was sitting on the wall of the shop..Before I took it home the guy tuned it for me and also put it in a box... but not the original box. It did not have any owners manual with it..so Im very confused as Im complete novice to bass. Can't even play one. anyway, Ive tryed palying it...but Im having big trouble with it. First it dam heavy and I can't seem to relax with it..all the strings seem tuned..but the thickest one..the Low B..(oh and by the way It's 5 string ) Well the low B..seems not in tune, but he sayed it was fine. it makes a strange buzzing sound. Also Im not sure of the 4 buttons on it..and there a battery thing at the back..Im wondering if It's dead or not? Like a 9v batter. square battery thing. To be honest with you I love this bass..but I wanna feel comfortable..Im not sure where to start. Where do I press down on the string? on the metal line bits? or inbetween them? I know those are frets. It had 24 frets by the way. Please help me!!