I started trying to learn guitar in 9th grade. At that time my main instrument was Alto sax. There was a surplus of pretty good guitarists and virtually no bassists, so my friend suggested I learn bass since I had nothing on most these kids. One day I went to Guitar Center and saw a bunch of Ampeg fridges and they looked pretty cool. I saw a 2x15 and was impressed by the giant cones and imagined the Thunda it would produce. After that I was more interested in the potential of bass and picked up a peice of crap Biscayne-4 for $80 from another kid.