Sorry to bring this up but i need help fast. I am going out this weekend to buy a new bass and amp. thanks to my loving wife(thanks Lisa)she is allowing me to get an early x-mas gift. i have played guitar for years and am bored with it. My fingers are to slow to solo well and barre chords and stuff is dull.I always thought that the bass and bassist were some of the coolest in any bands. I have an ear for bass lines and owned a srg200 for awhile before i sold it like a dolt. here is the question. I am buying from guitar centers since they offer 15 months same as cash.I know alot of you dont like them but oh well.Plan on spending 4-450 for bass and amp. Should i go Squier and a practice amp? Or i think they are called olp? A knockoff of musicman.. What bass? I want more in my bass quality than amp. I play for hobby only in my room and to c.ds and lesson plans.I dont need alot...there is some crate amps on sale there now for $70.00 15w i think ...is that good? O.k Its your $450.00 to spend there @GC what should i do? thank you for putting up with me and Keep tumpin....i look forward to being on these threads. Thanks.