I've been posting on the site and did not see the intro thread! Blame it on age. I'm an intermediate bass player who has decided to pick up a pick. I've played only Squier basses as I always admired their quality for an affordable price. I'm going to purchase a used tele or strat, depending on what's available used. Since my user name is after Springsteen I'm leaning towards a tele. A strat may work but who can understand tremolos? But on the other hand, I like to keep learning new things - it keeps me away from the things the doctor tells me to avoid! I also like looking at/for the rare models out there. I think it's kinda cool finding the rare ones for sale. Stay warm and stay safe folks.