Hey The text at the top of the page told me not to be shy, obviously I should take its advice? Um, I'm a beginning bass player. And when I say beginning, I mean that my fingers are still bleeding due to their sad lack of callus. I've wanted to play bass for the last year, and 3 days ago I finally went out and got one. It's definitely not impressive, some random 4-string stagg. But it plays well enough for the baby being beat with cat noises I'm making currently. And one thing I've learned playing other instruments, 9/10 it's not the gear, it's the player. So, um..I came here looking for any advice that might help me get better. And decided to stay because people here look like a fun group.