Hello everyone, I have been wanting to play bass for a couple years now. I'm 16 and the bass guitar has always struck me as a awesome instrument. The sound and play style to me is interesting and fascinating. I thought i would come to the experts for advice on the adventures that may lay ahead in the future... Musical backgrounds that i like vary a lot. I am very much into all types of rock, ranging from classic rock, to modern hard rock. Some bands that i really like are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, RHCP, Tool, Rage Against The Machine and more. Some of my favorite bassists are Justin Chancellor and John Paul Jones for sure. Especially Justin Chancellor. I really like his play style and he is a huge inspiration to me. Basically i wanted to ask you guys how i should start. What is a good starter bass that would have a good sound for the type of music i like. Although Justin's bass playing is very complex, i understand that he uses a lot of gadgets and what not in his songs. I don't really have a ton of money to spend, but anything that sounds good would be worth it. Thanks!