OK, I have now been playing bass for one year. It has been a great experience, and I just wanted to let all of you guys/gals know that I really appreciate your help and support. Even if I'm not posting as much, I am still reading and absorbing, and this forum has given me knowledge and inspiration that I could not have received any where else. Because of your help, I no longer have to tell people I am learning bass, I now tell people I am a bass player!! THANKS!!