Reading the other posts, at 52 I'm glad I'm not on my own.. - just onto my second mid life crisis - did the sports car thing now back on the bass - its def cheaper and safer bought a bass about 4 years ago after a 30 year break and played a bit just for fun - Really got the urge again since recently relocating from UK to Canada and now taking professional lessons to relearn everything I thought I could do properly when self taught. Jeez its hard getting my fingers to co-ordinate with each other - plus I'm a lefty. trying to get my two plucking fingers alternating properly and using 1 finger per fret is challenging when al 4 are on the go- just working on the spider technique. But I'm enjoying it and looking forward to playing my favourite rock songs again - properly this time ie with the correct fingering technique. Currenly playing a Stagg lefty jazz bass lookalike and a Roland bass cube to practice on. My genre is Rock, Led Zep, Deep Purple, Queen, Cream, Pink Floyd etc but also like blues and some motown. currently relearning Badge - Cream, Sunshine of your love - Cream, Money- Pink Floyd, Another one bites the dust - Queen, Moondance - Van Morrison The help & tips on this forum are great, thanks.