I'm sure you are all tired of these topics but you are going to have to deal with it. I am just getting into the bass because I would like to contribute more to my band than my modest singing skillz. What would you suggest for a [very] cheap first bass? I've heard Ibanez makes a good entry level bass, but what do people I know... um, know? P.S. Aural Sect will own your childrens' bands.