Originally Posted by daredrummer
Are there online resources good for learning bass? I doubt we can afford private drum and bass lessons...
There are, and don't discount the power of a simple chord chart (kind of like rudiments for drums, the basics of what playing bass is about). I would recommend using a search engine rather than asking me, because I learned what I know about playing the bass in jazz band classes in school and went pretty much on my own from there.