I did the classical bass thing for about 2 years while in high school (11 years ago). I had private lessons along the way, played the electric bass here and there, then just ditched it all before I left for college. About 7 months ago, I picked up my electric bass again, and about 1 month ago I got much more serious about learning about jazz. Now, I might have the bug to get back in to the double bass with the long term goal of playing with a civic/community orchestra (the weekend warrior type). I live only minutes away from Shank Strings in Elizabethtown, PA and was thinking about heading down there to see if my inspiration gets piqued even more. I wanted to ask on this forum if anyone else had a similar experience to me - taking it seriously for a while when younger, then picking it up again after a long hiatus and still having some hope of performing (on a competent level, no pro/prodigy here). I have the practice time available, so I know the work can be done - I'm just looking to hear some motivational stories!