Hi all, I just wrote this long intro post that somehow got lost when I tried to post it, so here is the abbreviated version: 1. I am just a normal family guy in my late 30s (and I live in New England, but hopefully my similarities with Peter Griffin end there!) 2. I always wanted to learn how to play a guitar beyond a few chords, so when I saw an ad for Rocksmith 2014 last month I was excited, my wife got me the game, I bought a Peavey Rockmaster off of Amazon for $53, and I was good to go. 3. I liked playing the game, and one day I switch over to "emulated bass" just for kicks, and I loved playing bass! Now that is almost all I do on the game, play "emulated bass", so it is time for me to buy a real bass guitar! 4. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a starter bass. Well, I actually do want to do this, but I don't want to totally piss off my amazing wife, so I am going to try and be frugal. I found these two basses locally on Craigslist and I would love your thoughts: 1) Lotus bass. I think $75 is a little much for this, and if I were to make an offer I would offer less. The seller doesn't know much about the bass. Beyond what is in the ad, I know he bought it at a local music shop. Probably not the greatest bass in the world, but, for the right price, would this be a good starter bass? 2) Yamaha bass. Looks like an older model compared to the newer Yamaha basses I see online. Plus, it is missing a tuning peg and string. Still, that would be easy to fix, right? And Yamahas are solid, correct? $70 for this might be a great deal...thoughts? Thanks in advance for any and all feedback!