I played and gigged for many years in the late 70's and early 80's and ended up burned out on the hassles and gave it up. When my daughter decided to take up drums I figured what the heck and took it up again. I have finally gotten back to being what I consider to be a 'serviceable' Bass player but am having great fun doing it. I look forward to getting enlightenment and knowledge (and hopefully some laughs) from this forum. I live in the Chicago are so loving the Blues is a must, but then that's easy for a Bass player!