I ventured into the "Ask a pro" stickies. WOW. What a alot of information can be found there. Maybe I have been spending too much timelooking at gear and not enough "serious time" learning the bass (es) I already have and not concentrating the time needed to really learn what it takes to be the bass player I want to be. Is it really true that more practice time learning real music basics and advanced studies will make me a better bass player? No doubt. Have you looked under this rock? Was and is a real eye opener for this dude... even to the point of me saying to myself..."What is this guy talking about?" And I thought I knew something about music...huh. hmmmm?