Hey everybody, welcome to my first thread, enjoy your stay. Well I am looking into purchasing a new bass, and have been browsing all over the internet reading reviews and such trying to get an idea of what I want to look into. So far I am liking what I have read about Yamahas, they seem to be quality instruments for their price range, and that is a major factor for me, since I am a beginner and don't want to break the bank just yet on a bass. I have also been looking into a couple of ESP models,namely the LTD Viper 104, and the F-104. Both entry level models, and both have pretty good reviews from what I have read. Here is where all of you come in. I would like some opinions on which direction I should head in my quest to obtain a new bass. Not strictly according to my small list either, I am open to any suggestions you may have, because chances are about 99.9% of you know more about bass guitars than I do. I am also relying on that .1% to add comic relief to this post, so don't be shy. Thanks all.