I've played guitar since the 70s but I've always had a bass to add basslines to recordings. I've also played bass in a few bands. I always considered myself a guitarist, though. Lately I have decided to just focus on being a bass player since nobody needs guitar players and I have found out that most of the guitar sites that I belong to have little enthusiasm about my bass excursions and gear, so here I am. Even though I am currently using a pick; I've been trying to go with what I consider to be the traditional four strings, two fingers method of bass playing instead of just being a lead bass player like many guitarists are when they play a bass.