Hi everyone, My name in Tom and I'm from Oakland CA. I've always been a fan, but never a player. So at sixty-one I've taken up the bass. I don't know much and most of the jargon on this site escapes me. For example, what does "MIM" mean? Because my hands are small I settled on an Epiphone EB-3. I noticed that not many of you are mentioning this bass. Is that because it is not a very good bass in your opinion, or is it better suited for a beginner? Give me some feedback. Anyway, glad to be a part of the forum.