Hi everybody! My name is Julia, I started playing bass right before my 16th birthday, and this September I'll be turning 20. I thought I was crazy for starting music so late, but looking at the forum, I am not alone! I started playing double bass because I love psychobilly (but NOT the Nekromantix!!!). I have a blonde Slap King from King Doublebass: http://i41.tinypic.com/24azznd.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/2cgkggi.jpg If you're wondering why my own name is on the back, its because my bass teacher asked them to as a surprise. Now people who don't know me ask why my bass is named after a girl I'm involved in my community college's orchestra (I play the school's bass, the bridge on mine is way too flat for bowing), but its kind of a joke. Next semester I'm attending a better community college and hopefully I'll get into the ensembles there. Anyway, I'm joining this forum because whenever I google my bass questions, this place always pops up with the correct answer. For example, yesterday I was wondering about Darryl Jenifer's bass, and you guys came through! I'm looking forward to more enlightening moments like that and talking to other bassists!