The bolded parts are them... the regular parts are me. e-mails exchanged. Our bassist moved to SoCal. We want to play Zappa, Allman Bros, Miles Davis, Funky James Brown/Tower of Power and original space jams, blues, slide stuff. No vocals all instrumental. Have guitar and drums. Sounds good... I'm white so my funk is a little rusty ;-) I had a guy respond to me a couple weeks back about a paying gig... but I couldn't take it... here's why: I'm 17 with one year left in high school. So if that isn't a problema, I'm cool to jam most nights, and always monday and friday. 17 doesn't matter. I play with my 17 year old son. What gear do you have? Fretted or fretless? Do you play acoustic bass? Who are your favorite bassists ? Who are your top three favorite bands? Ah. Good. I have 3 barses... A 5-string G&l, 4-banger peavey G bass, and a Squier P-Barse that I ripped the frets out of... Favorite bassists? Bernard Edwards (Chic) Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) Caleb from Mento Buru has influenced me a lot because he was my first and only teacher. Mike Dirnt, Mark Hoppus, Justin Chancellor, Michael Anthony, Flea, Wooten, Les Claypool, Mcartney... its all good Top 3 bands? hrm... System of a Down, Black Sabbath, and Sum41. But I've been known to rock out to Enya, Garth Brooks, 311, and a few others totally opposite from my "favorites" Sorry Mike. We like different kinds of music. Good luck with the bass. So... No jammin' cause we listen to different stuff? I like all kinds of stuff... I love playing all kinds of stuff. To me, playing is playing. I can play all sorts of stuff. Liberty's concert band lacked tubas last year, so I was covering tuba parts on bass. That with Jazz band and marching band has exposed me to all sorts of stuff. If you are worried about me being a "chuggida chuggida" playin' metal head, dont worry. Its not me. It's not about jamming. It's about having certain kinds of music in your ears, head and heart. Ya... have fun with that. ----------------------- Turd sandwich.