Hi guys, first, yes - I´ve used the search and read tons of stuff... And it is all good. Still I´d like to ask you´r opinion. Call me hardheaded... It only took me 41 years to get my first musical instrument which I received... today! And, "of course", it is the bass. "Of course" because bass is not so natural a selection in all honesty as my heart belongs to rhythm and what else is there so strongly associated with rhythm as drums? Anyway, for a myriad of reasons and after a long time of feeling what "my inner musician in the making" was saying I chose the bass, and here I am Besides bass is as rhythmic as the drums if you want it to, so... A friend of mine who is an established bass player has given me good hints and tips but it never hurts to ask opinions from others who have walked further the path I am about to take, so... I am asking for what would you do if you were in the position of beginning from scratch at adult age knowing nothing about playing, notes etc? Few boundaries exist, so I might as well mention them: - practice needs to be done on headphones mostly, so Pandora coming up - have already taken my personal weapon of choice so that is already "ticked" - I have other things to do also so playing on a band is probably off limits now and later as well Other than that... Given your own experiences what would you do if you were me? Thanks, J.