I was outraged... Daily Mail, 22nd of June (British Conservative Paper) "Question:By the time i retire i'd like to be able to play a musical instrument. Unfortunately i have no musical ability. Which instrument could i master in 6 years. Answer: The best bet is probably the electric bass, sometimes referred to as the electrified plank or the cricket bat. This has frets to guide the fingers (unlike a proper bass) and the volume and echo will go a long way towards disguising not only bad intonation but even whole strings of wrong notes. For financial success, you will also have to reduce your apparent age by at least two-thirds and train yourself to keep moving on stage. Rod Hamer, band leader, Wendover, Bucks. What a B**tard, i think that this typical of people view of our instrument, whats your views?