So many great posts here and I just realized I never introduced myself
I’m an American from the west coast currently living overseas in Japan, the land where Yamaha, Zoom and Ibanez products are inexpensive but Fender, Gibson and Korg are definitely not cheap.
I used to play keyboards in a band in college and my best friend was the bass player. I was never more than a mediocre keyboardist but I enjoyed the music theory, sequencer and sound patch programming aspects a lot. And I loved playing my friend’s bass as a backup when he wanted to play keyboards, but never got serious enough for lessons, or any good at it. Had a lot of fun with light gigging but we never went anywhere really.
Fast forward to today. A few months back someone asked me if I played any instruments, and I answered no, I’m not really musical. Which made me kind of sad, because I used to be, and it buried this kind of seed of desire to get back in to it. And so I figured why not. I remembered how much I enjoyed the bass, and all my musical heroes are bass players (really! don’t laugh!), so it was a natural choice.
My favorite genres would probably be post-punk, electronica and alternative rock, and mix in some funk and electro. If you can move to it, I’m in. I used to be a big metalhead too