Hello! I was introduced to this website a little over a year ago, and have finally gotten off my butt to join. I purchased a Carvin LB75 on E Bay from GrooveSlave as an inexensive way to see whether playing an ERB would be for me, after many, many years being strictly a four banger. Following the purchase, GrooveSlave e mailed me to check this site out, and it has been a revelation. There is tons and tons of really great information here, overall, and the combination of moving up to five string with the consistent reading of these boards has made me a much stronger player (with lots of practice and gigs too!) I've noted that there are players of every style and every level here. That is very healthy in itself. Music is one of the only true international languages, and the thing that drives us all and keeps us human. I'm looking forward to being an active participant here instead of a lurker!