I've always been one of you guys! I started on a Peavey Milestone that was their version of a cheap Jazz bass. About a decade ago is when I feel I actually became a bassist. I had to sell off all my gear because life, but I was in a band still so I needed a bass and amp. Bought a Squier VM Jazz and a GK MB112. I spent a year with that Jazz as my only instrument period, then it was my main instrument for years until we got a second guitarist. Being a 70's style Jazz it was full of character and growl but had no beef. So sonically in the new lineup it was me and the 2 guitars competing for the same space. Finally after a lot of gear switching I think I've got it though. A Jackson JS3QV for the band as my super Jazz Bass that's all about light weight and comfort (seriously it plays like a dream). And this year I've acquired a MIA Fender Dimension H V, my Player Jazz, an Ibanez BTB 705DX with Aguilars, and I made my Donner P fretless with a new neck. And my other bass is a Fender MIM PJ that's been upgraded to be nicer than some MIA models. It's real strong competition for the Jazz bass, which makes it all the more surprising it's the one I keep picking up. I swear my blood cells must be shaped like Jazz Basses or something.