Hi, I'm a complete newbie to all forms of music and have decided that I would like to take up bass guitar since I was asked to join a rock/punk band. Since then I have been looking at a wide range of basses and am finding all the technical language very daunting. I must admit that I was quite surprised at the prices that basses are sold for and only have around £250 - £300 to spend on an amp, bass and cable. So I decided to ask some people with more experience on what bass I should get. I have seen a Cort Action Bass and a Tanglewood Rebel Bass for around £200 with a 30w amp and a cable and have seen mixed reviews on these basses; some saying that the Cort is a good guitar and others saying its "rubbish". Could you give me some advice on which guitar I should get? Or any other guitars that would be a better choice for around that price range (£250 - £300)? Thanks Guys.