I hope this hasn't been done too recently; but do you remember the circumstances around your first contact with bass, and the first bass you played? When I started my second job in '85 I found the job also meant I was a semi-reluctant bass player in a bluegrass (!) band some of my new collegues had. They put an unlined fretless Kasuga (it's a wonder I didn't give up then and there ) in my hands. It started as a kind of joke or not too serious trial, and the rest is history, as the saying goes. Do you have some similar stories? Edit: Perhaps the moderators want this in another forum, if so please move it.