I am one of the many that dropped the guitar and started playing Bass after hearing Jaco Pastorius's first solo album. That was 5 years ago. I have since become totally enthralled by Jazz and the Double Bass. It started with Ron Carter's Piccolo CD. I stumbled across Talk Bass while looking around for Double Bass information. All I can say is, what a treasure trove of information! There are lots of truly sincere and dedicated Bass players adding their help and knowledge to the betterment of Bassdome at large. Long live Talk Bass!