Actually just trying to make the nag at the top of the page go away. Anyway, long time musician, trombone starting in grade school through college, guitar since I was 13, mandolin since 1998, spent a couple of years trying to learn the fiddle in the early 2ks, and as I sneak up on 51, I've found my way back to the bass clef. A much better place for me. Currently playing fretted and fretless Carvins and anxiously awaiting delivery of an Upton hybrid upright bass in a few weeks. I generally prefer jazz but local tastes often find me playing bluegrass and country.