Aloha everyone! My name is Mike and I live on the Big Island "Hawaii" in the State of Hawaii. I'm originally from Salem, MA, but have lived in Hawaii for the last 20 years. I first started playing bass in 1974? in high school. My first bass was a late 60's Mosrite Celebrity bass that I bought from my bass instructor (Ward Dilmore) for $350.00. I later traded it towards a 1974 Gibson Grabber G1. My first bass amp was a Fender Bassman 50 (tube) 1/2 stack with a 1x15 cab. Sold both of those before joining the USAF. I'm a member of several guitar forums, but this is the first bass forum that I registered on. Nice to find a plce especially for bass players! I found this site while browing the internet in search of my next bass. I'll post pics of my current gear in the appropriate forum. I have the following gear: Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass (upgraded with Noiseless pups, Aguilar OBP-3 preamp, brass string nut, Schaller strap locks, and Elixir med strings). Fender Mike Dirnt P-bass (stock) with Fender tapewounds. Fender Bassman 400H, Fender 410 Pro SL cab, Fender TBP-1 preamp, Nemesis NA320 head, Ashdown 210 cab (cheap one), Line6 bass podxt live. I also have a Fender Blues DeVille Reissue that makes for a good tube bass amp combo.