Long time bass guitarist and poster on TB's "electric side" here. So, I've decided that I'd like to finally go down the path of learning DB. It's been a long-running dream of mine to get into DB. However, I am totally clueless when it comes to what I should be looking for in a bass to purchase. Is it possible to get a new or used DB of acceptable quality for under $2k? Under $1k? What criteria should I be looking for in terms of my bass? - Country of origin? Brand name? Material and manufacturing specifications? As someone proficient with bass guitar maintenance and adjustment, but not with DB, how can I know if a bass that I am considering is set up properly? What else should I know?