I was wondering, I've no doubt that some of you are in the had a heart attack or are now sporting stents club, and maybe you have experience with this as well. I had a mild heart attack 3 months ago, but was apparently really close to the fall over dead heart attack, luckily I managed to have it stented (2 stents) and am doing pretty well. I'm not fond of the side effects of the meds, or the diet, giving up smoking is nothing to giving up tasty food. The main problem I have is when I play, the weight of my bass on my shoulder is really uncomfortable, I play an MIM J, and a Highway 1 P, neither of which are "porkers" but arent featherweights either. So I am thinking of picking up a lighter bass, looking at a Foundation right now which I like well enough, despite the fact that is has a neck as skinny as John Waters' mustache. The other, worse effect that I notice is that when I play sitting down, if I let the upper horn touch my chest the vibrations that get transmitted through my ribcage to my chest are *really* uncomfortable. And they become worse the longer I play. To give you some idea, it's not painful, but it's not unlike some physical version of fingernails on a chalkboard, that gets worse the longer I play, leading me to become stressed, which leads to all that, and my first experience with Nitro tablets. The only way I have found to avoid it so far is to play without the body of the bass touching my torso, which leads to really bad left and right hand positioning. Has anyone else ever experienced this? I've talked to my cardiologist, and he didnt really have any answers for me other than to say there didnt seem to be anything "wrong" with my heart, or the stents. So it's not really a health danger it seems at this point, it's just a quality of life thing.