Nice! Congratulations on your new bass!
One finger per fret is usual for electric. The 1,2,4 is more common for upright.
The only time I hate short scales is when someone insists that you have to play one because your hands are small.

Short scales are like any other variation of a bass--you get a certain tone when you play one, just like you get a different tone from Jazz vs a Precision.

And if its good enough for Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who has played for Beck, NIN, and Air, its good enough for the likes of us.

Honestly, with the amount of holes on that bass, it looks like that may have been tried already
^Its as though they tried to put every bridge imaginable on that bass. I'm at a loss for further words.
Our family stereo system when I was young had a blown tweeter in one speaker, so I grew up listening to very bass heavy sounds.  My older sisters were also very much into Stax and Motown records, so I was hearing bass forward music from an early age. 

I came from a musical family, so I learned to play autoharp at 3 years old , and inherited my sister' mandolin and  acoustic guitar when she moved across country and played them through elementary school.   I bought my own electric guitar (much to the chagrin of my mom, this was the late 70's btw) when I was in my teens and subsequently played in a few punk and alt bands.   But I never lost my love of the low end sound

I married a guy who played drums and when I was pregnant with my daughter, he bought me a Epi Accubass and a Peavey practice amp for Christmas.  When the kids were young I didn't have time to play but when my son was 9, he took up guitar and I started to go to the same music studio for bass.  I also found a love of jazz and eventually added an upright to the collection.  I've been playing bass for over 13 years and have drifted in and out of a few bands, rock and jazz.   

I've played quite a few instruments over the years but bass remains the one that  really speaks to me.  

And Ben, the Brian May story never gets old.
That's the very definition of just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Ugh.
Its not exactly the most comfortable place for women bass players. And god forbid, you have a contrary opinion on anything.
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Again, I have never been in a band before, and I'm hyped about making music with people. Along with that, I'm also super nervous to mess up, or do something wrong.!

Never ever be afraid of making mistakes. That's how you learn to be better. And sometimes mistakes lead to something new that you wouldn't have thought of before.
^along with the advice above, record yourself. This helps to dial in songs and rough out the edges, even though it can be brutal to listen to at first. And go out and see other local bands for comparison. You'll be surprise at how you compare sometimes.
Here's a bit of advice I learned from the first jazz combo I was in, but honestly, it will apply to any band situation. Player softer than you would usually and listen to each other. This is especially true of you and the drummer, but really applies to everyone. The bands that I have been in that have been tight and fun to play in involved people who listened to the rest of the band and saw their contribution as a part of a whole. Serve the music, not your ego.
Stouts lend themselves to other flavors like peanut butter or chocolate. I just think people need to leave whiskey alone.
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^Its one of those things that just make my stomach turn reading the description.
Compression pedals are always a good bet. The Boss LMB-3 is a solid entry level one.
If you are looking for a punchy sound, The Duncan Quarter Pounders P/Js are the way to go. And easy to install.
^Chris Squire agrees with you btw.

The only advice I'd give for a new player is not to "hook" aka use one finger. It will slow you down considerably. And if someone brings up James Jamerson, the fact of the matter is that he started out playing an upright, where "hooking" is much more common for early rock and roll and rockabilly players.
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Well I went with plain ole super slinky's from Ernie Ball..

I do like this gauge and will stick with it.. However, many rehearsals, one show, and one studio date later, they already are sounding dead...

I'll give DR Hi Beams a go next time.. I've heard they're really bright and last a long time. I just haven't played stainless strings before... Do they have a big difference in feel compared to the nickel I'm used to playing?

That is one of the issues I have with EBs. If you are looking for a similar sound Roto 66s sound similar and last much longer. I also like the Bass Centre's Stadium Elites, but they are a bear to get in the US.

Try this blog. The blog is a Aria bass owners fan page plus the author seems to have access to quite a bit of the technical diagrams of Aria basses. Try emailing him and see if he can assist.
^Filters go out around your mid-fifties regardless of physical issues.
^Are you OK now? I wondered why you weren't posting..
I like Ernie Balls but damn they go dead quickly. I've been using Rotosounds for a while--I really like their flatwounds esp.
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^I concur on this. And honestly, that bass has been modded and could be a Frankenbass.
So, if you use Guitar Center and others used pricing, that would have run you around 525 Canadian Dollars at your local GC.

I had Peavey guitar amp back in the day and yes, their gear is built like tanks and just about as heavy.
Your English is good, viel besser als mein Deutsch!

Fenix basses have an interesting story. They were built in the same factory in Korea as some of the Fender Squier basses. There was a large lawsuit between Fender and Fenix because the Fenix basses were the same as the Squier basses they were making for Fender, and selling at a lower cost. The basses have a reputation for being great instruments. A quick search finds they sell for under 300 USD, so 260€ seems reasonable.
What sound are you looking for? What's your preference as far as necks? What is your price range? Are you looking for a 4 string or 5/6?
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I want a video of how this sounds. Seriously, that size is beyond ridiculous.
Eden cabs are pretty solid, I always like the tone I got from my old Eden 210. However, it was heavy as frick, which is why I finally traded it towards a Mustang Bass.
^I was coming on to post that. I saw her obit on NoTreble.

It's difficult to state how much an impact those late 70s punk female players had on generations of women and girls, who in turn picked up an instrument to rock in turn. So many of them are gone--Lorna, Poly Styrene, Ari Up, Wendy O Williams.

The Germs were such a seminal punk band as well. They only left behind one studio album, (GI) but it's a brilliant piece of punk rock.

Unless your amp is going to mic'ed that's not enough headroom. Its not about clean sound, its about being heard. As a rule, you need two to four times more wattage than your guitarist, just to cut through the mix.
^the best band I was ever in had a lead guitarist who made every one turn down and play softly for the first few times we ran through a song. He made sure we all listened to each other and locked in tight. It was the first band that I was in as a bass player (it was a jazz trio) and it raised the bar for me. Unfortunately, the last band I was in had two rhythm guitarists who either refused to listen to the rhythm section or played so loud you couldn't hear the bass. So I empathize with you completely.
I'm going to throw out a general musician wish, that places would start booking original bands instead of tribute bands. For every original band locally, I swear there are three bookings for a Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty/Heartbreakers or Grateful Dead tribute band. I don't mind people doing covers per se as part of their sets but going around pretending to be Robert Plant when there's great music to be discovered seems slightly criminal to me.

And I agree with Ben about Davie504. He needs to go away.
Its 47 F / 8 C up here in Northern California. And that Alembic is sure pretty!
I've played a few LTDs, and I've owned a few Ibanez'. The only bass I ever regret selling was a SR 800. I'm team Ibanez all the way.
^I just want to get more bass playing time in 2019, even if its just jamming with my better half.

One of my former bandmates is trying to goad me into playing in a band again with them, but I'm having mixed feelings, since their lack of commitment last time was frustrating.

Merry Christmas, Bass Forum!