I'm a newbie here, and I'm looking into picking up bass playing as a hobby. I have a few questions that have no doubt been beaten to death in the past, but I'm looking for recent info. I'm looking for a good bass to start on, having zero knowledge of the bass in the beginning. For the music that I want to play, bass players I know have been suggesting that I get a five-string right off. I have been looking at a few basses in this month's musician's friend catalog. The Peavey Millennium BXP-5, Rogue LX405 or (if I wanted to sell my kidneys for a bass) the Peavey Grind Bass 5 NTB. Understand that I'm 17 years old and practically penniless. I know Rogue's reputation which tends to make me wary of them, though the LX405 is "nice for the money" according to a bass-playing friend. The Peavey Millennium has a good reputation and good reviews, but I've heard the pickups are lacking something. The Grind 5 would be ideal, but I would be forced to postpone my purchase for a few months. Would it be worth it? Is there another "bargian bass" I could get that is a good startrer instrument, and will also be a good bass when I start to get better? The kind of music that makes my mouth water is Primus-esque stuff. I really want to learn music like that, although I understand it takes time. Any suggestions are appreciated.