I have always loved the bass. My first instrument was the piano, but I really fell in love with the bass, before switching to guitar. I played bass in some bands early on, and played on some sessions in the studio as well. When I moved into doing solo guitar and voice, my focus required a retreat from the bass to some extent. I still used it on some recordings where the particular song called out for it, but I missed the musical conversation with other musicians and instruments, especially on the bass. In acquiring another bass, and moving back into the realm of bands, I am very inspired with new ideas, concepts and explorations. It's exciting!