I am planning on starting to learn to play the bass. Eventually I would like to play funk, like Parliament/Funkadelic, and James Brown type of stuff. Since you all seem pretty knowledgeable, I was wondering if you could recommend a bass to buy. I want to get something decent--not too expensive, but not crappy either, something around $300 (willing to go higher if needed). Any help you guys could offer would be appreciated. Thanks alot.