I am relatively new to bass, and i've been looking at many different kinds. Ive heard tons of good things about 'essex' basses, but i would like some real players input on it. ive been looking at the 'short scale' model, and the price is very appealing to me (99). are there better basses for me? i plan on upgrading later in teh future, but again, i dont have the cash to buy a nicer one now.