Hello! this is the situation: my brother is inviting his 16 year-old-friends to play often. He plays drums and is starting a band, and every time he asks me if it let him use a bass. I can let HIM use one if my basses, but not his friends which i dont know, so we are buying a "cheap" bass. I been wanting a short scale for a while, so i searched the clasiffed and found these: Epiphone beatle bass for $420 Epiphone EB-0 (SG-style with 1 hummbucker) for $320 Fernandez beatle bass for $320 Which do you think will be the best option and why? Ill try to try them all before, but dont know if i can. Thanks for any input!