how come you guys didn't tell me about this years ago!?! i was inspired to buy it from a 17 year old bass newcomer at a show. i think this book is invaluable for scales and breaking new ground on the bass. i've been using the neck diagrams to memorize the different modes and i'm having a blast. feels almost as if i'm just learning all over again. i always knew the major and minor scales, but went mostly by ear and feel. playing in all the different modes now in different postions is blowing my mind. never realized how much i DIDN'T know. life is good. i love bass.