I'm new here and I have read the facts but unfortunately I'm too new to the bass guitar. There are a lot of things mentioned in the faqs section that I just don't understand so with this information already shared here is my request. I need help with buying a bass guitar. Does anyone know a good starter kit that wont burn a monstrous hole in my pocket ($200-$500)? If not a starter kit maybe a good bass guitar and a good amp that I could buy (for now I'm getting ready to use a friends bass and a amp so IMO I really don't need a starter at all). I've listened to my friends play guitar and it seems fun and I figured that maybe I should pick up and learn to play the bass since I dont know many who do. P.S. Any tips or pointers I should know about? Thanks in advance. Any help is much appreciated. P.S.S. Im instrumentally challenged. I have only played the acoustic guitar in middle school a few years ago... lol. P.S.S.S. Any instructional videos or anything like that you can recommend is also appreciated. Sorry if I seem ignorant about not using the "search function"(I did use it but I'm not sure what Im looking at) but please understand that I know nothing about the bass and I would really like to learn more. Thanks.