Hello, fellow Bassists. I found Talk Bass while searching for info on the Palatino VE-500 - which I got and is on it's way back to Instrument Pro. Didn't like it. I'm holding out - and saving up - for an Azola laminated Baby Bass. I played electric bass in night clubs in Baltimore for about 15 years before moving to Mobile about 20 years ago. I make my living doing voice-overs and writing music & SFX for Advertising (jingles, beds, sound for picture, etc.) Anyway, I have rededicated myself to playing bass on a daily basis including a couple of gigs a month on the upright (a '49 Kay that I love!) I think my playing will benefit from daily visits to TB. Best of luck to all.