Hey, This is my first post on this forum. I stumbled upon this site and figured that I might ask for some advice on something. Me and my friends are thinking of making a band (even if it doesn't go big, it'll at least be a fun time). Now one of my friends, Mike, wants to play the bass, sort of. He's having some doubts about it (he doesn't know how to play, but thinking of learning). Using excuses like, "well you can't make as cool of a sound on the bass as you can on the guitar" and one of the more stupider ones being "I don't want to take lessons because most people self teach themselves, but I feel like without lessons I won't learn it". He didn't want to play the bass until I showed him "Romantic Rights by Death from Above 1979". After he heard the way the bass was played there he was excited about learning how to play it. Now he's beggining to think of these excuses though. I just feel that if I can find any way to motivate him again, he can really get into this. Perhaps a song in which the bass is played really well and you can very clearly identify it. I've run out of ideas so I come for advice. Maybe, what motivated you to play it? Any ideas would help.