I finally got in touch with a bass player who thankfully is willing to give me a few lessons. I told him I'd been self taught for 10 years, knew I had some bad habits, and would like him to review my technique, maybe do some theory with him and learn some fretboard tapping which I remember him to be quite proficient at. He surprised me by first saying yes (he doen't teach anymore), then by saying he didn't expect me to need more than 4 one hour lessons (at 25 bucks Australian a lesson, IOW cheap!). He is going to give me some written material to go over as well as run me through "modes and stuff", as well as the tapping I asked about near the end. I really appreciate him pushing his schedule aside for me (he's heavily in the Perth music scene, plays in an original act etc) and I was honestly taken aback by the 4 lesson assessment. I guess I'm not really sure what to expect and perhaps somewhat concerned I might be wasting his time for very little money. Any thoughts on approaching being taught for the first time, so I can make the most of it, are most welcome!