When we were in the "big city" visiting my in-laws last weekend, Benjamin took the opportunity to visit Guitar Center while I went to the Wal-Mart sized Joann's across the parking lot. We had been considering a couple of music purchases, and he enjoyed the opportunity to try equipment and do research that's just not possible when shopping on-line.
After much debating and discussing, we decided to purchase an acoustic-electric bass. Benjamin has been wanting a bass for using in recordings, and I have been wanting to learn to play the bass too. I am enjoying learning a new instrument and hope to keep steadily improving.