Went on an audition last night. The usual "working 70s-80s rock band needs bassist/vox"-type thing. The bandless bassist doing hired gun work while working on an original acoustic project must always be on the lookout. I made the call, and the guitarrist asks me what kind of gear I use. I began my sentence with "I use Spector and Warwick basses, a lot of effects, and..." "..just bring a bass & we have everything else." Who was I to argue with an order like that? Not having to haul the GenzBenz halfstack was an appealing thought. I decided to break out the Warwick limited edition to impress. Good thing I did; their "everything else" was a new 300w (all-tube-yeah!) Fender 8x10 stack. Suffice to say, I was inspired to play well, and think that I did. Whether or not I meet their needs is another thing. I don't think much of most auditions that I go on, having learned long ago not to get my hopes up for anything, but I really hope that I get another callback, if only to sound godlike again. I have gotten so accustomed to my low-volume work as I age, but I felt like the proverbial kitten again playing through that rig. Viagra? I don't need no stinkin' Viagra!