Lets see.... The year was 1966, so I was 12 years old. That was the year The Who came out with the album A Quick One, with "Boris the Spider" which my best friend and I enjoyed. The bass I played was a new Fender Precision bass in sunburst that belonged to my best friends brother. After school my friend would play drums, and I’d carefully play the bass, as I didn’t want his brother to find out I was playing it. My father was a well-known music educator in the bay area (Phil Lesh was one of my dad’s students), and in the early ‘60’s I played trumpet, but my dad knew where my heart was, so he got me started on treble clef baritone horn, then bass clef baritone horn, then trombone, then Double Bass, and finally a Fender Precision bass which belonged to the school. I played that Fender Precision bass for a time (even some gigs) until I saved up enough money to buy my own electric bass a used 1965 Fender Precision bass with a Jazz neck, which I paid a whopping $275.00 to get without a case. Bass guitars come and go, but I still have my 1965 Fender Precision bass.