Last week, I picked up Squier P-Bass on CL for $50. Seemed like a cool score at the time, but we left right afterwards to go on vacation. When we got home, I cleaned it up and fixed some of the bigger dings using the CA drop fill method, put on a set of old made in Germany "vintage" Fender tuners that I had laying around, rewired the whole thing with cloth covered wire, new full-sized pots, new jack, new knobs and shielded the cavity. Also cleaned and oiled the fretboard and polished the frets. Damn thing played and sounded real good, but I didn't have a bass amp, so I was trying it out through a guitar amp into a 1x15 cabinet that I have. This morning, I drove over to GC and picked up a Fender Rumble 40 and I am amazed at how great this $250 rig sounds!!! Over the years, I had kind of for gotten about my love for the bass as I got more into guitar and the all engrossing associated obsessions that go along with it. I actually studied bass when I was younger with a NYC studio pro that had recorded with Buddy Rich and Frank Sinatra and played in many NY show orchestras. Really great and talented man, died of pancreatic cancer but kept teaching right to the end. Anyway, when it became apparent that I was not going to be a rock star or studio pro, I switched over to guitar full time and began to take it more seriously and enjoyed being able to play songs and have them sound like the songs. Now, this cheap rig has really opened my eyes and ears to the bass again and the crazy thing is, I can actually play better now, songs I haven't thought of in years just flow right out like nothing. Even my GF said "WTF, you are way better at that than the guitar" and I'm actually pretty good on the guitar. The main thing is that it's fun and I'm giving my fingers a good workout. I have really big hands, the kind of hands that are probably made for playing bass and to play guitar can still be quite a challenge with certain chords. Not ready to toss all my guitar stuff, but it's going to be fun getting to know the F clef again.