Greetings, fellow low-end lovers. Long time lurker here, finally shedding the shadows and blinking into the light. I got my start musically in writing lyrics, before moving into electric guitar (quit faster than a blink), drums (2005-2006 - fun, but not quite me), acoustic guitar (2008-present - still cursing barre chords)... electric guitar, again (2010-2011 or so - meh, it's okay) and finally, bass guitar (November 7th, 2012 to present - I play daily and have done since the start, with the exception of the summer before last when I alternated with acoustic occasionally). I sometimes wish someone had put a bass in my hands from the start - it's such a joy for me and I'd be so much further along with it. My preference is finger-style, particularly on my Ibanez GSR200 - I like picking on the SR300 (through a Rumble 30). My next steps will be into the world of 5-strings, as well as picking a more powerful combo amp. Other hobbies include writing (poems, lyrics, music reviews), digital art and taking in nature. I've been familiar with this forum for almost a year now (I actually joined back in June or July I think) and it's been a wonderful source of knowledge ever since.