Apologies all if this has been hashed out ad nauseum. I'll put the summary up top: There seems to be a stigma for playing an EUB that's getting in the way to finding a good instructor. I'm interested in options/approaches. I've recently purchased a NS Designs NXT 4, after having an CR many years ago. My reasons before were limited space, mostly pizz playing while touring, amplification options and ability to practice in an apartment complex without bridge muting (which I think kills the feel). I also studied classical many years ago at a pretty well respected arts school. I had always rented my upright though, while in high school and the dorms. I'm ready to start really digging into the instrument again, and know there's no substitute for good instruction. Here's the problem: Every DB instructor I've run into suddenly doesn't have time to take on a new student once the EUB comes up. When RSVPing to an open DB seminar locally, the organizer said that I wouldn't be a fit because I was a, "...'bass' player (rock, jazz)". They completely ignored that I'd been referred by one of the featured instructors of the seminar, studied classical and so on. As I see it I have three options, all of which have pain points: 1) Purchase a decent traditional upright instrument (probably compromising and going with a laminate, but that's a discussion for a different forum). 2) Slugging it out until I find an instructor who with either tell me why they're not up for instructing someone who has EUB as their primary, or just help out. 3) Self instruction. I do play about 5 instruments, and have formal instruction in 3 of them, so I have a pretty good foundation in music theory, reading on treble/bass etc. What I don't have is someone to point out problems and fixes (my bowing technique is atrocious). I'm starting to lean towards 3 just because, to be frank, the prevailing attitude is ticking me off. Wanted to see what the community thought and might recommend. Thanks for reading this far and sorry for the novel.