52 yrs old and it's been 35 years since I even held a guitar. Got the urge to take up the bass for my own private enjoyment. No band in mind. Little formal music instruction but can read in the treble cleff but never had to read bass . Just discovered Tablature-- whatever happened to reading music? I am going to try to learn to play by self study so could you suggest the best tapes, videos etc. out there to get me off to a good start and should I note read or do the tab? Going this weekend to buy bass and amp --- probably the Squier P and amp combo.