i'm new and would like some advice please. i haven't played in over four years and had pretty much forgotten about the musician in me. a friend of mine decided to throw away his old four-track and drum machine, but instead deciced to give them to me so they wouldn't go to waste. the problem is, i don't even have a bass. i used to have a p-bass which i hated because i have very small hands. anyway, i'm considering buying a bass so i can play around with some old four-track tapes i made as a teenager and maybe actually finish some of those songs! i don't have much money to spend but i'm considering the squier bronco bass because of its short scale and low price ($150 online). i guess i'm asking if anyone knows of a good short-scale bass buy around. i'm not picky about looks but i can't stand noisy pick-ups.it seems the choices out there are pretty limited. thanks in advance.