I should say straight away that I am a bit of an impostor, because I'm a professional bassoonist/pianist but not a bass player (yet...) I'm 33 and married with a 2yo daughter, who hasn't decided whether she's going to play the drums, or the french horn yet.... I studied at the RNCM (in Manchester, England) from 1996-98 and I've got loads of double bass friends who I meet regularly (online) on facebook. I should declare that the reason I wanted to join the talkbass.com forum is that I used to work as a fulltime sales representative for www.spartanpress.co.uk who (some of you may know) are responsible for the worldwide distribution of Yorke Edition (Double Bass Music). If you're having trouble tracking down rare/deleted publications, send me a pm and I will see what I can do to help (I'm not making any promises!!) So that's me. Pleased to be along for the ride!