All of you seasoned bassists may not be impressed but as a 44-year old newbie, I'm kinda geeked! I have been piddling around on bass for a bit over a year --trying to get good enough to start playing in church. I finally found a nice church with cool musicians who were willing to work with/teach me. Attended my first rehearsal this afternoon and for the first time, I actually played in front of somebody besides my mirror! The coolest part was playing live music with live people (a drummer and an organist on a B3) -- what a rush!!! I learned today that I have a long way to go and it was only practice. It will be a while before I am "performance ready" but it was also nice to be able to interact with people musically. It was a real blast and I just had to share it!