Hey guys, finally after many years of being big fans of Geddy Lee and Chris Squire I decided to learn the bass. I went ahead and bought the Fender P bass here... http://www.squierguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=0310400506 And a little amp. I have been practicing for a week now and I have a few questions. 1.) How long will it be before my fingers quit hurting like hell? It's really stopping me from putting in a lot of practice time b/c I can't hold down the strings good after playing for awhile. 2.) Can you guys comment on the type of bass I have bought? What can I do to make it sound deeper like Chris Squires bass? Mine sounds like a banjo compared to his. Is there some kind of pedal that will make mine deep like that? 3. ) On the video that came with the guitar and amp the guy says to use three fingers on the fret board. ( all but the one next to the pinky). And then on another video ( Bass basics) The guy says to use all four fingers on the fret board. What gives? Thanks in advance for answering my questions.