Ok, hear me out. You can still contribute if your Mom has long since passed away. Mine has. But let's rewind to back when they were with us and for those of you who still have a living, breathing Momma, be thankful for what you have. But let's just say that one day, shortly after you started playing bass, your Mom decided to pick it up... and she just killed it. I mean within a matter of weeks, she was beyond anything that your young bass-playing mind could hope to comprehend. Angels cried for joy in heaven as she executed ridiculously complex rhythmic passages and laid down funk so nasty, it would make Bootsy blush. So, you've got a few different ways you could react... A) Decide that your Mom's interest in your chosen hobby has instantly made it uncool. "C'mon, Mom... This is my thing! Why couldn't you take up knitting or something?" and possibly give it up or B) Just come to terms with the fact that the person who brought you into this world also happens to be a bass demigod who you will likely always be in the shadow of. I know, I know... Asking the hard questions going into the weekend. But it was either this or another "what's the best bass for metal" thread so have at it. If there's another way you could see yourself reacting, feel free to add.