I started on the guitar at age 14 (late-80's), and then keyboard and drums. It wasn't until the late aughts did I start on the bass. Then I stopped playing music for several years, focusing on my writing (just finished a novel recently). For the last year, I've picked up the bass again, and only the bass. And after playing nothing but bass for the past year, yesterday when I was in Guitar Center, I picked up a guitar on a whim (been wondering if I should start playing guitar again too). The cognitive dissonance hit me so hard as I stared at those incredibly thin strings with such tight spacing and felt the razor wires on my fingertips. For a moment I even forgot how to play a guitar like a guitar, and my bass-playing muscle memory kicked in and I was plucking the thing as if it was a bass. I had to stop myself, recollect my thoughts, then focus on finger picking and strumming like how a guitarist should. It was such a surreal experience. That's when it was again reaffirmed why I chose to pick up the bass again and not the guitar. I just enjoy playing bass so much more, because I can really dig in, pluck hard, slap hard, and enjoy all the visceral satisfaction of playing something that can take the amount of force you exert when you want to get a little aggressive, but also can be handled delicately when you want to play soft. Even just the fret and string spacing is so much more comfortable and freeing to play because you have much more room to move around and not feel cramped. Just wanted to share that.