Alright, now for my actual question...
I'm a guitarist, but I really want to add a decent bass rig to the music room for songwriting and recording purposes, and maybe the occasional gig. I have about $800 to spend, and I really would prefer to buy used locally, so whatever you suggest should be occasionally available on Craigslist.
I play mostly rock and blues, so I was thinking maybe a mim fender p-bass ($250-300 ish) and some sort of bass tube amp that is gig worthy. I really clueless as far as bass amps go, but I think I'd prefer something without too many bells and whistles on it. I would probably upgrade the pickups in the p-bass eventually.
In any case, I'm open to pretty much anything. Looking forward to all of your suggestions!