Thanks to everyone that helped!!!! I finally decided on a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Short Scale red bass! ***************** Hello! I am extremely new to bass and am picking a guitar. My budget is $200 (I know, it's not much.) I have been looking through basses and think i have found ones that would be good for me. I have no idea what matters when choosing, so I am going off of brand name, price, and looks. These are the ones I have narrowed it down to, in order from favorite to least favorite: 1. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/epiphone-eb-0-electric-bass (red) ********ELIMINATED********* 2. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/dean-custom-zone-4-string-bass-guitar (Green) 3. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/ibanez-gsr200-4-string-bass/h75860 4. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/esp-ltd-ec-54-bass-guitar I really like the first two equally, but I'm not sure which would be better. I want to play alternative rock, classic rock, and some random other stuff. Mainly alternative. I am 5' 11" but I was told that a 20 fret bass would be fine to begin with. If i enjoy playing and get better I will buy a new one. Thanks!