I started out on bass in 1965, played it for about 4 years & gave it up for the guitar. I have played guitar since. Just over a year ago I got an inexpencive Gretch Jr Jet shortscale bass. I have so much fun playing this thing that I don't like picking up the guitar anymore. I find that I am learning more about music in general & understanding scales. I am also finding that I am getting alot more opportunities to play. Should have stuck with it years ago.