Hey gang. I was directed here from another (completely unrelated) forum and was told it was THE resource for all things bass... which is good because I am a complete noob. I have been playing music (sax player) for a good 17 years or so, but I have always wanted to expand into musical types besides the ones where the sax has been pigeonholed. It didn't take a whole lot of thinking before I chose the bass, as that is where my ear always went when listening to just about any kind of music. So, after 15 or more years of delaying, I finally took the plunge and bought an intermediate bass to learn on. Now when I say brand new I mean just that - one lesson before having to leave the new toy at home while traveling for work! So as you might imagine I have at this point worked with my right hand ONLY getting the string muting and picking thing down. When i get back to the house it'll be back to that grind. Anywho, look forward to seeing what's going on in the rhythm section (finally).