Lifted and edited from my intro on 'Low Down Lowdown' I suppose I should introduce myself. I am a rock n roll tragic who somehow or other was never in the right place to get involved in making music when I was a kid. But still, every so often the thought came to me what would have happened if I had played in a band when I was younger. After many years of playing acoustic guitar (badly still cant do barre chords reliably) to myself, the opportunity came to me last year when I found out about the Weekend Warriors program, went along to the jam and picked up a bass (a black Fender Precision) for the first time. I signed up, the band I was put into is a great bunch of like minded tragics who get along really well, and I have been playing for about 3 months now. As I said in my first post, now I'm having just about as much fun as you can have standing up, playing in a rock band for the first time. I've got a L O N G way to go, but hey, I'm only 62. Since I do not own a bass, the rhythm git asked his mate who had and old bass in the cupboard if I could have a lend, so I play what seems to be a cheap 70s copy of a Fender Jazz (see http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/5/t/013573/p/1.html#000000). When I get some spare cash I'll go shopping for a good entry level bass - quite like the ESP LTD at the mo - has more life than a Squier imho. I bought myself a Crate BT50 amp for my 62nd birthday recently. I call myself slowfinger for obvious reasons firstly because I have trouble playing 8 to the bar reliably, and usually play only the root at 4 to the bar. However, I have a good beginners book and access to a great git (and bass) teacher here at school, and am developing dexterity and a few bass cliches, and secondly as a reference to EC.