Alright so my brother is getting a normal electric guitar cause hes been playing quite a bit on my dad's guitar and has enjoyed playing it for the past few months or so, so i decided yer i may aswell come to the store with him. Ive been playing my dads guitar a bit practicing scales and chords and all the beginner crap, now heres my problem, i hate buying something then getting bored of it and it ending up being a waste of money. Thats why before i started surfing i used old **** gear then became pretty decent and now use pretty good gear. All my mates play standard electric guitar and are pretty damn good at it, now my bro is starting but noone plays bass so i was thinking i could learn bass. The problem is i dont have a bass guitar so i dont want to buy one then find out i hate it. My question to you is why did you choose to play the bass guitar and not the standard electric guitar (*** are those guitars called?), please dont be totally biased. If you were able to give me the advantages and disadvantages of playing bass over normal that'd be sweet. Cheers.