We recently created a new trio (keys, bass and drums) – Solar Ensemble, playing mostly jazz and blues.  We have been playing a few gigs and this has motivated me to spend more time practicing than I have since studying double bass in college.  I purchased a new bass rig and am very happy with it – a GK 100RB with a Hartke HyDrive cabinet. I have a ’63 Jazz Bass, and a pre-CBS fretless, but am partial to a 2013 Fender Jazz Bass that plays quite nicely.