Hey man, with all of our talking about music and stuff on that thread, I figured I would try to help you out a bit.
This place usually has a lot of sales every week and is a perfect place to buy instruments
Musician's Friend: Musical Instruments Store
I know this for a fact as it's where I've bought a ton of my music stuff. As for what you said about the bass, believe it or not, as long as you have some sort of inner rhythm, you can learn the basics of it so easily. I was actually able to learn the song Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria and pretty much master it within my first week. It just takes some endurance practice which you can do bit by bit everyday or several times a week.
Judging by what I saw on your YouTube channel (I decided to check it out yesterday) I know you could learn the bass. You are a good musician my man, and I mean that.