Hello All, Before I bore you guys to death, can anyone direct me to a place where I can talk to folks playing for less than a year? Believe it or not, I am having the devil's-own-time locating such a BB. I've found lots of good sites like this one, but I am looking for folks my own level. There doesn't seem to be any. I bought a new double-bass and I'm enjoying it a lot. I don't have an instructor (which I must remedy) but I am practicing with books and tapes and disks which I bought online. I'm no kid, so I feel a little funny as a beginner. Believe it or not, I'm a life-long music lover who never played. I am retired now and find I have the time. I've been playing for about 6 months and I practice religiously.