Been a bass player since the early 70's. My first bass as a teenager was a Mann Rickenbacker copy bass. It got me started until I could afford a real one which went for about $400 CDN those days. Since then I've owned about 3 Ric's, Fender Jazz and even a F-Bass 5 string Fretless [George Furlanetto] for awhile, but couldn't make the payments on it back in the 80's. Currently own a Washburn T24 Bass. As one could imagine there wasn't much info back in those days.