This isn't a joke but I just didn't know what subforum to post in. I started playing bass when I was 9 because my older brother played electric guitar. He was my role model and I basically just did the secondary version of whatever he did. I started playing bass for the same reason I played as Luigi in Mario Party. Today I was talking to another bass player, and it turns out that she also picked up the bass because it was the only instrument nobody in her family could play. Then I thought of my favorite bass player, Victor Wooten. He was the youngest brother in a family of musicians, and they needed a bass player. My question is-- did any of y'all naturally gravitate towards the bass? Or did all bass players star under similar circumstances to this? I'm a serious player, and the bass is a big part of who I am! But as a music lover who has always been more interested in melody/harmony than rhythm/groove, it still surprises me that my instrument was decided for me by circumstance.