Well I took the plunge and bought the Ibanez bass that I have been looking at for about 4 weeks. Also bought the CRATE BFX50 with effects so now all I have to do is learn how to play this thing. Have already been playing along with songs on the stereo and as long as it's just an alternating bass line in something like country I can play along but sometimes get lost on chord changes. Anyway I am like a kid with a new toy. Well I am a 52 yr old kid. Going over to the Libster now to start my lessons and learn to read notes etc. For now though I will try to stay away from TAB but seems like that's the norm. Any suggestins as to a good inter-active learning device-- ie software-- that I could use to get a good start on this bass playing? Saw a lesson book inthe store called FAST TRACK series to bass playing which seemed good but thought I'd ask the pro's first. So wish me well -- fingers are stiff this morning from playing yesterday, wow!