I'm a true amateur - I play bass solely for my own enjoyment. I play semi-regularly with a good friend that is a guitar player, and that's it. I'm just a moderately talented gear junkie. The other night I stopped up at our local Barnes and Noble for the latest copy of BP. Lo and behold, it was open mic night! I knew they bring in local musicians, but had no idea they had a free-for-all acoustic night once a month. I struck up a conversation with one of the players, and, as it turns out, he's been looking for a bassist for some of his original stuff. It seems he only does the local open mic circuit, no gigs for pay. So, we're going to get together and see how we can adapt bass lines to his stuff for performance. I'm all set, what with my Tacoma and Landmark 60. No way I'm going to sing, though! This is kinda scary, let me tell you - playing for others? Eeek!