Seccondly, I'm planning on buying my 10 year old son a bass for Christmas. Do we have any musicians here that can recommend a good beginner bass for him? Anything I should look for? Am I right in thinking that the bass is somewhat less complicated in learning than, say a guitar or banjo (his other interests).
As another part of the gift, I'm going to give him some CDs that showcase excellent bass players. I'll definitely be getting him some older Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus, but I'd like to give him a wider range. Who is your favorite bass player? (mine, obviously, are Flea & Les Claypool)