FNG here... But I am not a newbie to message boards in general so I know not to ask stupid newbie questions without using the FAQ and search options. But anyway for the last week I've been obsessed with the bass and I've been playing my dad's Fender Jazz like 5 hours a day haha. I'm getting pretty good already too! I have seven years of piano in my background so I'm not a newbie to music itself. I'm not sure what came over me. I just got an A in Intro to Jazz at UNC Chapel Hill but I don't think that's it. Probably watching Ben Kenney of The Roots do an amazing ten minute long solo stint at a concert in Philly (he left The Roots to play with Incubus). Anyway just saying hi and I'm glad to be a part of this forum!