My bro and bandmate turned me on to the Hoot page, and through that I found this. Pretty cool, I've been out of touch with a lot of my old favorite music stuff. Good to hear about the recovery from the surgery and all; have to say I didn't have a clue about it, but good luck and get back on the road, etc soon. I'm a fan from way back; still working on the wife, she just doesn't get it, but it's fun to torment her with "Double Nickels" on repeat all the way on a 12-hour drive to New York a couple of times a year. Anyway, I'm dusting off all my old bass stuff I haven't touched in years, and getting into a new band. I'm running into two major problems: getting my finger strength and speed back on the left hand (fret hand), and cleaning six years worth of cat urine off my Yamaha cabinet. Any suggestions for either?