Wanted to post this as a tribute to my mom who passed away four years ago today. Both of my folks are and were very supportive of my playing music from the start. She helped me purchase my first "rig" back in the eighties when I started gigging and needed something more than the peavy combo I learned on. It was pretty nice too, a Hiwatt bass 100 into an ampeg 410. I was very fortunate to have that vibe around when you are learning all this cool stuff for the first time. Thanks for letting me share.