I've been considering picking up the electric bass for some time now but the only thing holding me back is the development of calluses from playing. I know they are necessary to some extent but since I am a chiropractor its important that my hands remain somewhat soft to the touch. I went to a local guitar store today and I was told that its probably not a good idea to even bother learning because I will be constantly fighting back and forth between wanting tough fingers and soft fingers and that I'm either going to have to pick a different profession (yeah right) or fine something else to play. Can any of you veteran bassists confirm or deny my fears? Thanks!