I have become a supporting member! I am a late starter on bass, 31 when I bought my first, and soon after I found an ad for TalkBass in one of the mags. I don't get to go out much to see other bass players, with kids and all, so I feel that TalkBass has been my instructor. Thank you, Paul and TalkBass for everything...it's been a long time coming. Now to pick an avatar.