I'm looking to get into bass and I have a few questions. I wanted to know of any online courses, free and paid that I could use to learn at home. Preferably with videos of some kind along with written content as I'm a visual learner. I also have been recommended to use Elixir strings as they last a bit longer. Can anyone verify or deny this or offer a better string choice? I have decided on my guitar, it's super backordered in the color I want but I was interested in the Squier Affinity PJ bass. I definitely have a budget of 200 maybe squeeze in another 50 bucks but that's it on the guitar itself. I do have a Fender Frontman 15g amp that I got with my Squier Strat used. I have a friend scoffing that I can use a guitar amp for basses with no problem. Is there a real issue with using a guitar amp with a bass and is my friend just stupid? I don't really know the type of music I'd want to get into playing, I have such wide tastes, from surf to metal I like it all, except country. Yuck. Anyways that's all I can think of for now. Please don't be mean, I really want to learn. If you have any other pointers or advice that would be awesome.