I stopped playing for more than 12 years for different reasons. I bought a used bass on Friday and have been practicing and doing lots of exercises and started grooving on my own, it's lots of fun but it's going to be a process, as I have to relearn loads of chords and scales. But it's coming back faster than I expected. First off, the right hand still knows pretty much what to do. Second, I still can place notes on the neck pretty fast and when I looked at a score, it started to come back fast as well. BUT the left hand, my god, it's going to be a slow process. I still remember lots of my old tabs but all the dzzzt! and squeeks! sounds argh! it's aggravating. Who has been through all that and how far did you go? Did you manage to get it all back and even improve from when you stopped? And what sorts of advices do you have!