Well two months more for me and I will be celebrating my one year Bass anniversary, had a cup of coffee with guitar before so I was not totally starting from scratch. I have really been working at my rhythm which is getting better, however it is still a weakness, albeit less of one. I can also improve in my transition of playing standing up I am slightly better when I sit down so I have been working on playing standing up a lot more. My fingers are quite fast and getting worked in well, and my picking speed is up to snuff for the amount I have been playing for so no quams there. My ear is also getting better but not at the level where I would like it to be. Anyway what I was interested in is where all of you were around your first year, if your still there what are your weaknesses, and do u feel you have lots of room to improve would u be comfortable jamming in a band? And for the more experienced players, what was your skill level after your first year, I just want to see if I am at least holding my own and not far behind for the amount I have been playing, thanks!