My story. I have always been involved in music ever since middle school. For me music was just a fun thing to do and I never really took it seriously. Nonetheless I progressed into the advanced bands in school and I did well with my instrument (trumpet). I also played some electric guitar. After school I would ride around my neighborhood on my dirt bike and play street football with nearby friends. A group of my friends had a garage band going and I would always be there listening- a groupie. The garage band played everyday and as the years passed they got better and better. Everybody in the band (neighborhood kids) would say that playing music was a bad habit. Thus the name of the band was established- Bad Habit (hard rock). They would play all original stuff and I really enjoyed their music very much. Later on (as we all got older) Bad Habit aquired a new member: A bass guitarist. This guy was a bit older and you could tell he knew how to lay down a groove. The band sounded even better because of him and (in time) the other musicians in the band matured musically because of that bass player. A year or so after he joined the band he left it because of unknown reasons. It was a downer but I saw it as a chance to be in the band. To me the bass was a guitar without the high B and E strings. So I told the members if I could play the bass untill they found a real bassist. They all agreed and I strapped on a very heavy (I thought) and awkward instrument. Instead of playing a bass line I would repeat the guitar riffs, playing only the root the chords, and I thought it sound great. Weeks later the drummer, fed up with my playing, told me to listen to the bass drum and play sixteen notes (only). I did as he said and found it boring yet it did improve the sound of the songs. I then began to listen to bass players in my metal music (Iron Maiden, Ozzy, and others) and I loved what they were doing- the heavy, driving lines. Slowly my mentally shifted from playing the bass as a guitarist to a bass player. I got a real kick out of it and so I practiced like an animal. I got better real fast and the band saw no need for another bass player. The farthest Bad Habit reached was recording at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida. There is more if you are curious. Tell about how you got into the bass guitar.