Hello everyone~ I'm in need for some advice, and this place seemed to be the most fitting. Anyway, up with it: My birthday has come and passed, and my parents still haven't bought me a present (even though I'm to blame mostly, as I had no idea what to ask them for, so we decided on them not buying anything until I'll decide =P ) Now, lately I've been getting more and more interested in bass, so I thought I could ask my parents for a bass~ All seems nice, but here's my problem- I'm currently serving in the army (I live in Israel, where army service is mandatory, in case you don't know). That means I'm only coming home every other weekend pretty much, at least for the upcoming year, when it might change to 2 weekends at home, 1 at the base. Taking the bass with me is not an option, as I barely have time to breathe there, way too much work. So my question is this- Is it even worth getting a bass? I'm a guitarist, so I might not be learning completely from scratch, but it's still quite a bit of learning. I'm also a bit worried of learning technique wrong- I learned guitar with a teacher, so I'm not really used to learning by myself. That also means I'm not really sure HOW to learn- Just learn songs? Scales? Something else? That pretty much sums it up. As for another, smaller question- I've been dreaming of a fretless bass, but I don't know if that's a good idea for a newb. It'll be a lined fretless, but still. So any thought on the matter would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance for reading this whole thing, and if you didn't, well, I guess you can go on with your business now. Good day!