Mid winter, wood heated house and in the last few days, a balmy 35F, and our mountain home is living in thick moist clouds like coastal fog ... with 3 feet of snow on the ground. I have a canner full of water on the wood cookstove, so all in all, house humidity is way up. So, I got all of the acoustics out of their cases for a mid winter "drink". Mrs. Obsessed went to town, so I started horsing around with her mahogany Kala (mini) bass unplugged. Sitting in the recliner, I just sat there plucking away with cover basslines that I know and then all of a sudden, I started on a streak of new basslines. As a songwriter guitar player, basslines originals for me are not too creative, cookie cutter and probably kind of forced for my songs. But today with this tiny bass that I am admittedly not too fond of (my wife loves the standup bass sounds of it especially plugged into one of her amps), it became magic in my hands. I kinda screwed up, because I had my hand held recorder up in the studio, so no "captures", but I think I'm on to something here. Our electric basses (I have one and I don't know how many she has right now) are big clumsy things in the studio ... or anywhere for riff development, but this Kala makes it fun, easy, easy on the fingers with the rubber strings and at least an okay bass tone. Anyway, just passing on a potential tip.