This is sort of continued from a thread I made in the DB section of the site which can be found here http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=224049 I was born missing my left hand (cut off above the wrist) and I'm interested in trying to learn to play the bass. I started off interested in the DB but since the BG has frets, I started to look at that a bit more seriously. The way I was thinking of trying was using my left wrist to push down the strings on the frets as anyone else would use their left hand, and pluck with my right hand. I can do this on an acoustic guitar, so I know the basic idea works. Of course this would slow me down a bit and put a limit on things I could do, but I'm willing for a challange. My question is, am I going to be limited to being a very poor bass player if I start, or with practise will it be possible to build up the speed and skill it takes to play some songs? I'm not looking to be great, but I don't see a point in trying if I won't ever be able to do anything. Input from all you bass players would be appreciated. Thanks.