i'd like to say a few things - i hope i can be indulged a bit, given the occasion. well, i was going to get all sappy and post a big speech, but let's just sum it up like this... i love you guys. i've met so many killer, killer people on this board, so many great friends who've bridged the gap into real life friendships. so many folks who i'm really thankful to have met who i would never had the chance to talk to otherwise. the great conversations about politics, religion and other potentially hot topics that have been generally, with few exceptions, civilised and enlightening because of our mutual respect for one another, not to mention the huge impact this community has had on my playing, music knowledge and confidence. i've had meaningful correspondence with folks from canada, mexico, iceland, germany, holland, england, scotland, china, isreal, italy, france, russia, australia, just to name a few, and have met folks in chicago, annaheim, orlando, toronto, new york and various parts of pa, as well as the awesome greater-atlanta bass posse and support group. i've learned a lot about bass and music, and more importantly about people from you folks, and i'm very grateful to have had that opportunity. i'm really thankful that this forum is available to me, and that i've had the pleasure of knowing you folks online and in real life. i hope i get the chance to meet more of you folks in my travels, as well as to meet up with the friends i've made again some time. thanks guys.