Hey all, newbie here looking to buy his first bass. This site has been an invaluable resource on my quest to take the plunge, so congrats to the admins. I have finally narrowed my search down to two basses within my price range: the Washburn T12 and a Squire Affinity J Base (used). I enjoy the aesthetics of the Squire, but the neck seemed thinner and more playable on the Washburn. I thought I would ask the help of the experience players here which they thought was better (sound, forgiveness, etc.) for a beginner. Any thoughts? Also, if you think there is a better bass out there, keep in mind I will only pay $225 or less as my budget dictates. Oh, and if it makes any difference my main influence on getting into bass is the funky slap-stylings of Victor Wooten. Cheers!