Go easy on me now, this is my first post. Some of you here know me from the RRF, but I thought it was time I branch out a bit. I'm a 62-year-old retired magazine editor and writer, and I've been playing bass off and on (mostly off) since high school. My first bass was a Japanese copy of the Höfner Beatle bass, then I bought a used Rickenbacker 4001 -- my first REAL bass. In a fit of nostalgia, I started to look for more information on Rick basses on the interwebs in 2002 and eventually signed on with the Rickenbacker Resource Forum folks where I've been for nearly eight years now. I found it interesting that there was a lot of great info there, but no reference book on Rick basses was available. With my writing and photographic background, I figured that I was well suited to fill that void and gather all the info and lots of photos into a book. Now, I'm almost done with it, and have just signed a contract with Hal Leonard/BackBeat Books. It will likely be another year before the book comes out and I won't be selling it; they will. If you'd like to see previews, you can check my website: websitePaul_ver3_counter I'm happy to be here (finally)!