I don't have a bass guitar right now,but I really would like to get one and start playing. But I also play clarinet and piano. Well today at school, my band teacher let me try out her bass guitar. It was just a regular guitar, and she let me hold it and feel it and everything. But I couldn't reach all the strings because my hands were too small. So she said something about a Three Quarter Bass? She told me that I should get one of those,sense I can't fit into a regular bass. What do you think? I've never even heard of a Three Quarter,I've only heard of a short scale bass. Also: What kind of amp should I get, for a beginner? How should I learn to play? My band teacher said to just start out with a red book, and learn the notes. She said that once I start playing, I can play for the Jazz Band.. YEAH..lol..so that'd be fun! Thanks a Bunch!