I was in band/orchestra starting in 4th grade through graduation day senior year 1986 playing some form of bass instrument. Bass clarinet, double E flat bass clarinet, bass drum, and for junior and senior years, a late 70's Jazz that belonged to the school. After graduation, life dealt a few bad cards so had to put away my Rock God (or back-up for a Rock God, ) dreams. Fast forward to fall 2017. Divorced, decent job, son moved out and on with his life, and with no real hobbies, I wandered into the nearby GC and wandered out with a Squier VM Jaguar and a Rumble 40. With rekindled hopes of Rock stardom, or at least something to keep me occupied for a few hours a day, I had rejoined the Realms of the Low End! In the year+ since, GAS has forced me to purchase an Ibanez AEB20E acoustic/electric and a Fender AmPro Jazz, with money currently being saved for my dream bass. the Gibson Thunderbird. An old one would be nice but I'm not rich! With no real musician friends anymore, I needed a place to talk bass. So I Googled, clicked the first link, read a few threads, and signed up. So Hi Everyone and Happy Holidays!