Hope I'm not too old for this. Taking up bass at my age may be silly, but it sure will be fun. I tried banjo years ago but could never find a left-handed 5-string. I am a militant southpaw and refused to learn righty...it just never worked. Have played handbells and sung at my church, my notes are low F, G, A so I know the bass clef OK. The bass player in our praise band has had to go part time, so I'm going to try this! Bought a Squier P-bass and a practice amp at the local music store. They had to order the lefty (natch) but I am on my way!