Nice to finally join the community of fellow (and probably more experienced) bass guitarists! I'm not new to the site, I've trolled through here plenty of times, but now I can finally say something and ask my own questions. Just so anyone that's interested wants to know me better, I've got a little something here... I've been playing for about two years now. I got involved with bass unwillingly at first actually. I wanted to play guitar (like dad)...But my father wanted someone to jam with, so instead of buying a guitar for his son, he got me a bass for Christmas. Neither him, nor I, knew anything about bass, so in order to discover more, I became the bass player for my high school jazz band. Somehow, I've grown into bass. I just found an interest for it, and try my best to understand it better, build up skills, and just enjoy playing. I can't imagine not playing bass now, and I can't believe I ever wanted to play guitar! So that's why I'm here. I've got plenty of questions that come up while I still try to discover my tone, and better (or IMO better) equipment. Overall, I wanted to introduce myself, and thank everyone here for all the discussion that newbies like myself read through on a daily basis.