As happens so frequently, the Bassist and the Vicar were having a chat... "Have you always played bass?" asked the reverend. "Not to start with," said his companion. "When I was a kid, my parents made me take piano lessons. I learned a lot about music, but I never really took to keyboard stuff. I was always more interested in what the left hand was doing, y'know? Then one day, in a music shop, I saw this bass. Beautiful thing, it was - a Thunderbird - and picked it up. Right then and there, in that very moment, I knew I'd found the instrument I'd be playing for the rest of my life." "Aah..." said the clergyman, nodding wisely, "...an epiphany!" The bassman looked offended: "No way, man - it was a proper Gibson."