I'm interested in learning to play bass. I currently play guitar, piano & flute, so I'm hoping that will help. I'm trying to put together a bass rig, and after reading countless (almost) threads on the subject and going to the music store, I think I'm getting somewhere. I have my eye on a couple of Fender/Squier Precision or Jazz basses on eBay. I want to play rock and maybe some metal, so I figured that either of those would offer me enough versatility. I thought of just getting a practice amp (~65 watts) but from what I gather, since I'll likely be going for a SS head, volume won't be an issue (I live in an apartment). Thus, since I'm eventually going to want to upgrade to around ~300 watts anyhow, I might as well just go for that immediately. Does this make sense? So, for a head, I'm considering: Gallien-Krueger Backline 600 Ashdown MAG 300H Is there anything else I should be looking at around that price range? Or should I be looking for something smaller? What's the difference between a head and a rackmount one? Does it matter? What's the difference between a 1x10 and 1x12 cab? What's preferable? Recommendations for a cab? I was going to grab one of the Yorkville/Traynor ones. Last question... can I run a guitar through a bass setup? Reason I'm asking is because I'll be moving to another city for 8 months on a work term... and the less I have to drag around, the better. Thanks!