have been away from talkbass for awhile... our son was born june 3rd at 6:37 pm. his name is Ethan Zachary and he is our pride and joy. wow, having a child puts life into a different perspective, we are crazy about him!!! the new band is calle "NRG" (pronounced "energy"), we are a club / cover band, we play a mix of classic rock, modern alternative, blues and funk (my favorite, of course!!!!!) i feel so fortunate to work with these guys, all have experience and believe in good feel, good tone, making the band sound good. our PA sounds great, the audience can hear our mistakes with breathtaking clarity when we gat a digital camera, i'll try to send pics of little Ethan and the band. anyone know where i can get a bass with about an 18" scale? might as well have Ethan start young!!!!!