Hi all...I'm new to the forum. I'm originally from Memphis, TN, but now live in Maryland until I move to Connecticut next year. I have zero experience with a bass, but I'm really interested in learning. I was actually given a cheapy bass and amp about 10 years ago, I played around with it for a month or two, but then gave up. Actually, I don't know if gave up is correct since I only stopped playing because I blew the amp speaker and got tired of hearing my parents bitch about the noise, lol. Anyway, I would really like to know what are some good, basic setups for a beginner and any helpful links around the site you guys could throw at me would be of great help.