I'm gonna start playing bass and need suggestions on good basses and amps for a $300 budget
Oh-Ho-Ho. I can't remember the exact price, but I got myself a Fender Rumble 100 for something in the price range, give or take $50. It's a monster of a machine, loud, proud, and simple too. It has a Audio Jack to plus iPods and CD players into. They come in 75's(or 65's) and 25's for sure. They a price down, and not as much punch, but definitely a quality practice amp, plus early gigging works well with the 100.
Acoustic has some cheap, basic bass amps. I have one and it's never sounded bad. It just doesn't sound very exciting either.