Hi, I just found this site and just joined. I am member number 19,277. I see you have quite a few members here, so I look forward to enhancing my bass playing experience via this forum. I'm a bass newbie. I play the drums a little for fun, but I don't have the room to build a soundproof studio where I live now and I would disturb my tenants too much so I decided to get a bass for my musical expression for now. I already have a couple of amps and bottoms from some days past when I operated a rehersal studio, so I bought an Epiphone Les Paul 5 stringer and just plugged in with the volume on low. I look forward to reading in this forum. I'll probably have a bunch of questions too. 'till later.