Hi guys, im new. This forum has helped me out quite a bit recently. I thought I would join and introduce myself. I'm James (or Jimmy), 17 years old, and have been attempting to play bass for a little over 3 years. I have had a bad habit to just put the bass up and not touch it for almost half a year though. Until recently, I havent played bass for a little over half a year easily. So, I do not think I am very good at all. I recently just scored a GREAT deal on a bass I couldnt pass up. Its a 1997 Fender American Deluxe Jazz bass. The guy before me barely played it, and it was modified a bit before he bought it, converting it to passive electronics from, the standard american series, and exprimenting with a Gotoh bridge. The original bridge is back on now with the passive electronics. I run it through a crappy Peavey practice amp that I truly hate. I hope to make alot of friends here and learn MUCH more about bass, I really like to play. My problem is I just get bored playing bass alone, not too many friends play music around here. And I also have had no real instructors, which I would really like to find one. Anyways, I just thought I would say hi and tell about myself a bit. Feel free to chat with me, my AIM addy is JimmyNX2000. And im open for advice or tips on anything. Peace!