I played bass in a few bands in my high school and college days. Jimmy Page was my idol back then but I didn't have the time or patience to learn to play 6 or 12 strings. I still have the old bass. It's a Gibson EB-3, circa 1967.
A few years ago, I started playing guitar, learning/playing mostly acoustic blues. Stuff like Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy... I'm having fun with it and own 5 guitars now. Not sure if I'll ever be good enough, or have enough nerve to play in public. Maybe I'll go play on a bench downtown and see how many quarters I can get in my hat.