I'm just starting to seriously pick up bass. I've been playing on my friends axes for about a year now and I want to get my own gear and start getting more serious about it. I have 8 years of experience with drums and percussion and I can already read music, and bass clef. I'm looking for a bass in the $250 range that will be solid and reliable. I know I won't be able to get the best stuff around for $250 but if you guys could recommend some to me, that would be great. I'm looking at a lot of used basses so that I might be able to get something a bit nicer but for a good price. The Ibanez EDB series has caught my eye but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!