Might be going out on a limb here, Might be a club of one, But if any of you out there in TB land share my background as keyboard player turned bassist, let's hear your story! Here's my story: took classical piano lessons from 8 to 18, same, awesomely patient teacher. Around Junior High started playing piano in jazz bands and improvising/composing, opening up a whole new world to me that I never knew existed. Of course, I could never play classical with quite the same chops after that, but oh well. Played jazz combos thru college and accompanied ballet classes (great gig, young women in tights, sometimes made it hard to concentrate). Somewhere along the way took up organ and still play for church. Fast forward to age 40ish and wanted to try something new. Always loved a good bass line, and never could quite get my fingers to play guitar chords, so the bass guitar came as a natural extension. Tried to learn bass on my own for 2 years, with little progress. Jan 2009 started taking bass lessons. Took lessons for 6 months and then it just clicked. Soon started hooking up with bandmates, and now play bass (and keys from time to time) in two different R&R cover bands. So, what made you switch, and do you still play keyboards (a'la Geddy Lee or John Paul Jones)? Speaking of JPJ, have you seen the PBS video (Austin City Limits) of Them Crooked Vultures with JPJ playing keyboard and bass with his feet on the bass pedals? Just an awesome talent. Now I want that rig! I will volunteer to keep the number list, as I don't think that will be a demanding task. Holdsg #1 We're in business.