I'm very new to playing bass and am hear to hopefully pickup somethings up and learn a thing or two. I previously tried playing the guitar but due to some short stubby fingers I struggled and found the bass much easier to play. I’m self taught to date (not very good) but currently am doing some research to find the best place locally to take lessons and get the most bang for my buck. I played the trombone from the 3rd grade to about the 7th grade but never took it serious and couldn't read music so got frustrated and basically used it as an excuse to get out of class. How dumb I was! It's always been a bucket list item for me to be able to play and jam with people. Back in May (2019), I ruptured my Achilles tendon playing baseball and ended up having surgery to repair it. I was in a cast and a walking boot, unable to put weight on my leg for about two months. I went onto Facebook marketplace and bought a used Fender Squier jaguar bass and started to teach myself some. As a Christmas present to myself I bought an Ibanez AEB5E acoustic-electric bass and love the sound of it much better - makes it much easier to pick it up and tool around without all the chords and amps.