Hi all, This is my intro posting I guess. I'm an old guy 49 that started playing just over 2 years ago. Better late than never? I've been taking lessons right from the begining so I wouldn't develop too many bad habits. Anyway I love the sound of the bass and if I play anything that's what it's going to be. I play a Yamaha BB2004 through a Trace elliot preamp and Trace elliot cabs. The teacher was selling them (trace) and even though they are beyond me I couldn't turn down the chance to get this gear. I'm learning a lot just checking out "bass talk". I guess I might as well ask a question while I'm here. How do you know if your "Trace Elliot" gear is pre-gibson?? And was "Trace Elliot" really bad when gibson own it? Thanks.