Hey Guys, Im a complete newb to the world of guitaring. When i saw newb i mean newb! i no absolutely nthn bout guitars! i was plannin on buyin an electric bass. a low or mid range one which i could learn on and keep as a back up when i move on smthn like tht! anyways i did soem research here in good ol b'lore and found most dealers sellin local produced givsons! nearly all my frens hu play tell me not to buy a givson as it is a pure waste of cash! shit electronics and bad quality of sound! so i decided to buy an ibanez or a tansen or a gb&a. on enquiring at reynolds inc on m.g. road i found a ibanez gsr60 or smthn like that for 15,500 and a gb&a bass for the same! the people were so rude they put the reciever down before i could find out whihc model! then i tried some other shop (dont remember the name) and found a ibanez gsr200 for 13,800 and a gb&a for 8,800 here the salesman did not know which model the gb&a was. then at premson musicals , i found a ibanez bass jumpstart kit (the one with a gsr190j) for 17,800. comes with a 10w practise amp and all the other things! i tried finding out bout tansen basses but then their website is so pathetically hopeless!! seriously! the pics there dont even load!!! anyways i wish to purchase a bass distortion pedal along with this. smthn cheap like a Zoom 505II or a Zoom 506II they r like 4500 or smthn! should i buy an amp? will i need one? if i dont buy one, ill plug my creative 2.1 speakers into the distortion pedal. will that damge my speakers? and i read that the gsr200 has shit quality pickups and strings otherwise its pretty decent! hmmm i thnk my budget is around umm 20 - 22 gran! plz suggest some other basses if u think the ones mention above are not worth their cost. plz suggest a good effects/expression pedal if the Zooms are not good. also i need to someone to teach me Bass guitarin. i live near Bull temple road dont mind comin to rajajinagar or jayanagar. i no i may sound a little impaitient or smthn like that but umm i wanna learn the basics of bass guitarin in as short time as possible say a year or two! Hmmm maybe it may help u if i tell u im a fan of Rap metal/Nu metal/thrash/death and it just gets heavier. i dont exactly like Older metal like songs by black sabbath/ metallica/ iron maiden and their contemporaries! so plz suggest a good bass for my budget! hope i dint bore yall with my long post! thanx a million guys!