Hey brothers and sisters... Just thought for the fun of it if you can remember or even STILL own your VERY FIRST bass that you ever played and your experience with it..... I started out at youth group one night at church. I played a Peavey T-40 along with a beat to heck Fender bassman amp that was as big as a Sub-Zero refrigerator. That Peavey must have weighed about 80 pounds that evening ! ! ! It felt like I was trying to play a giant Sequoia! The guitar player didn't show that evening and the bass player switched over to guitar to fill in which left no bass player.... he asked me if I could play bass for the evening. (I was singing that night, and had played very little and I mean VERY LITTLE acoustic guitar....) I had NEVER, ever played bass before and was a bit nervous.... needless to say I wrecked most if NOT ALL of the worship tunes that evening, but love prevailed that evening and no one criticized my efforts, but rather on the contrary, they were ALL encouraging! Ever since that night the "bass bug" bit me, I've been on an amazing "bass" journey and it's been a gas.... Not to mention, I have also picked up G.A.S. along the way unfortunately.... And now I'm here on TalkBass.. an awesome forum and a well of inspiration, instruction, and encouragment! Thanks all ! peace! moe.