Actually since 1979. I've played mostly pop/rock. I don't read. To keep things fresh I was concidering lessons, however I'm realy looking to steer towards soul rnb styles and since there is so much rock and guitarists-who-play-bass about, I am worried about finding somone really suitable. There are a few modern music schools around so I might try there. I big question is; will I learn enough to justify it? How many here have actually taken lessons beyond basics?