I was thinking about it, and the way it was explained to me, bass basically helps pull the band together. Well I wanted to purchase my first guitar, now my older sister has an acoustic guitar, and well it made started me thinking, I have played, little, both types of guitars, bass and not bass guitar, the bass was electric and the other was an acoustic. Well for the main part I will not need an amp, for it is simply for creative reasons, so I am wondering. Since I am wanting to be creative, which is easier for me to just start with my song writing process. Either one would be acoustic, it will just be simpler for me, since I live at home and I am going to college at the moment, I am still living out of boxes, and there is a chance that I will be living in a dorm setting within 2 years, I am going for a 4 year degree. So what would be your answer, and/or suggestion? ? P.S. I really had more fun playing the Guitar, and I know I will never be as creative as Cliff Burtan, He is a legand.