Basically, it was my birthday the other day and i was saying how i wanted to learn bass. My amazing friends all got together and appeared at my house with a bass and an amp....(i'm really loving them right now). My mate who plays guitar said she'd teach me but i tells me i need to get a lead and a tuner......how does this hole tuning business work? I was wondering if theres anything i can do to teach myself in her absence (shes on holiday now) .... i mean i dont even know the basics. I dont know.....like.....what notes the strings are. How to play ANYTHING (but i'm tre willing to learn). Can anyone explain the basics to me?