Hi, Am quite interested in learning the bass.. Point being that i do not want to go through the 6 string. Plan on learning from the net or books etc. A friend of mine has very kindly passed on his old non functional Peter Pereira bass to me. I need to find out where I can get it checked/repaired. Secondly, I am looking for an amp. The best options so far seem to be the Marshall MB30 or the Laney RB2. Are there any other options that I would have? Do we have any bass starter kits available in Bombay? Any idea what the prices are?