Hello everybody. I used to be on Talkbass with another name : Frenchdaddy. But I have changed email address and have forgotten my password. In any case I have never introduced myself. So, I am nearly 63, French, married, no kids, retired for almost 2 years (used to be a sales engineer in the boiler industry). I am living in Savoy (French area near the Swiss border). I play the bass for 42/43 years. I am part of the "mediocre bass players club". My tools include a 1973 Jazz Bass that I bought second hand in 1974 (It's been my only bass during decades), a Chinese Bacchus Hollowbody jazz, an Indonesian Bacchus jazz, a Tribby JB-2, a Skyline Hollowbody loaded with Barts, a modded Edwards (unknown model, passive with an EBMM like Pup (SD?), modded with an Jazz bass style neck), a Pedulla MVP-4 that I will probably trade one of these days (too small body, compared to my figure)and a P copy I just received yesterday. I also own a Polish Kania handmade hollowbody EUB. My main rig is an Ampeg V4-B reissue with a 4x10 Hatke cab (I used to have an original V4-B that I sold because I thought it was too heavy - we are stupid when we are young). I play all kind of music as far as it grooves and comes from the Soul : Blues, Soul, R&B, Funk (though I'm a poor slapper), a bit of jazz. I love my Triumph Speedmaster motorbike and sailing my 25 ft. "Surprise" sailboat on the Lake Geneva. I do love New Orleans, Its food and its Funky music. Above all, I love playing. That's all for now.