I am glad you guys left a bunch of things open for other people to view before joining. I use this as my tool to take care of any boredom at work and to get a bunch of education from the experts that post on here. I started playing Bass last fall and have been having a blast ever sense. Yet, I wish I could have started playing when I was allot younger(I am 27 now) but seeing some of these guys on here a little older than me starting out makes me feel a little better about not being able to start out early. My first bass was an Epiphone Viola bass. I bought this bass because I would always get wowed by Paul Mccartney's smooth basslines on Abbey Road and other albums. The Talk Bass Forums seems very mature and active so I am looking forward to getting good laughs and learning a bunch from everyone!