I have always loved the sound of a good bass. Lots of friends growing up played bass, and many still do. I am wanting to start learning to play. I have never played a bass or guitar. The guy at the local music shop suggested I get a 4 string acoustical\electric bass to learn on so I can develop good muscle memory for when I step up to electric and more strings. I am looking at the Ibanez AEB5E and a Fender CB-60SCE. Both have short scales at 32", which I am told will make learning a bit easier as well. Just looking for input from you musicians as to what your thoughts are? Budget is probably $500 or less for the bass. Thanks in advance!