Okay, here goes. I started playing on my 14th birthday, and haven't had lessons or anything. I'm going to be 16 in a couple months. Honestly I usually just came here to look at the show your basses thread, but I'm probably going to be posting more often from now on. Despite being self taught, listening to bands like Rush, Primus, and Yes all the time have really affected my playing. Since I've heard the song The Strangulation Chair though, I've been on a big Cannibal Corpse kick and my playing has developed accordingly. I have 3 basses: a Squier P, a 4 string Schecter Stiletto (named Cobra Commander), and a 6 string Schecter Stiletto that's referred to as Starscream. Starscream is relatively new, a few months old. That's basically it. /)o 3o/) Looking forward to interacting with fellow bassists who actually know a thing or two about a thing or two.