I am a guitar player, and general guitar nut. A close friend wants to pick up the bass and wants my help picking one out. He lives in the Midwest, I'm on the east coast, but will be traveling there to see him in July, so I need some help getting smart on bass guitars. I am familiar with buying and selling on CL. His budget will be $300. My plan is to start at a guitar center for him to play different models/ makes/ price brackets and then proceed from there to the used market. If it were for a regular guitar, I'd recomment the classic vibe squiers... are their bass models as good as their six string counterparts? What do you recommend? Also gonna need an amp... thinking a Roland cube... can he use a guitar cube for his bass?