I have been playing DB for about a year now for a western swing band without any intentions of learning it seriously (I am a guitar player). I now intend to get relatively serious about learning and have recently acquired a bass (I was borrowing someone elses bass the first year). I bought a Kay S-1 for $1,000 and now have to: 1. Get it set up (get new pick-up and new bridge) 2. Decide what strings to use. 3. Find a teacher for a couple lessons/month (this will not be for a while as the bass purchase and the impending set-up has left me broke for a bit). I'm interested in learning old and new jazz as well as dog-house/country style stuff (slapping etc... not sure about terminology at this point in the game). Here are my questions: 1. Do I get an adjustable bridge? 2. I plan on getting the K&K pickup as well is this one the one to get? 3. Anyone know any teachers and luthiers in Milwaukee proper? 4. Did I get a good price for the bass (this one is just for my peace of mind)? Thanks!