Hello TalkBass. Quick introduction for anyone who cares: My name's Iain K and I'm relatively new to the bass. I've played guitar since I was 14 (7 years, jesus) and have dabbled in bass for a while now. Last summer me and some mates decided to get a band together, and I agreed to play bass for a bit until we found someone else. I started to really enjoy it, suits my style of writing far better and the expression is just amazing, compared to guitar. Earlier this year I finally got around to buying one for myself (I only went in for a string!, I kept breaking my mate's), and have never looked back. I now play for at least a couple hours a day (been ages since I did that with guitar) and am loving it! I'm teaching myself, and don't really have a clue what I'm doing, so I joined to have a place to go to get good advice on technique and building up my set. At the moment I'm just using my guitar amp (which works surprisingly well) and an unidentified £200 Ibanez. I intend to get incredibly good in the next year or so, and then get myself some mint stuff! So, hello again and big up the low end! *Edit* Oh, yeah. Anyone know how I get myself an av?