Thanks for the suggestions. I have been watching a lot of Jazz and Bluegrass performances lately, trying to watch how each bassist plays. I did replace the string with the NS Traditional strings. I could tell a pretty big difference. A lot larger string diameter, and a lot more tension. Less "bass guitar" sound.
I have been looking for good quality lessons and video's online. I have been following Chris Fitzgerald's video's for right and left and technique. I want to learn true DB technique, not just play electric bass on a larger scale. I'm starting slowly, and wanting to learn things correctly.
Also, I am getting back into the music theory, reading music, and site reading. I'm still transposing from treble clef as I play, but I'm getting better. I'm intentionally staying away from anything that resembles "tablature", or anything else my brain will shortcut with.
I plan on taking lessons soon, but at least want to familiarize myself with the available techniques and points of view so I don't totally dismiss or embrace quality information.
As for amplification, I am just using my KRK monitors at this time. With Acoustic guitar, I always like my Klipsch speakers with a nice Hafler amp. For the EUB, I would like to stay as transparent as possible (yes, I know, Klipsch has that bright horn sound, not flat. I know. I worked there), and adjust my technique to to compensate. Who knows. But right now I'm thinking of using the phono input of the Denon receiver. Actually, I'm not sure if they still have a true phono input, but seems like it would work well.
Thanks for any suggestions. i welcome all advice at this time.
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