Hey, just found this thread -- count me in !! Philip Braud, from Gonzales, LA. Currently reside in Sorrento, LA. I am 59 y/o - have been playing since age 15. Not currently in a band, do the occasional fill-in gig. I have owned a multitude of basses throughout the years, currently own 3 - A modified Squier Jazz Bass (Candy Apple Red), a Squier 50's Precision (Butterscotch Blond), and a Dean ABG. Amps include a Carvin BX1500, Peavey 1x15 and 2x10 cabs, and a couple of old tuck & roll Kustoms with 2x12 + 2x10 speakers (my faves). Started out playing rock and top 40, but have mostly played in horn and r&b bands the past 30 years. I also have guns and can cook a mean jambalaya, so I think that I qualify !