I'm a lifelong electric bassist, but in the past 5 years or so I took an interest in upright. I traded a Pastorius Tribute jazz for a 1968 Kay M3, a combo amp, and a Shure microphone. Probably didn't do so well on the trade, but the Kay was set up really nice. I found a Yamaha Silent Bass about a year before. Play it pitz, but the action's high and the bass is kind of tall for a shorter guy like me. Kind of rough to play too. Besides, the Kay sounds really sweet. It's shorter and like I said, the action's great, set up really well. I don't really want to take the Kay around to clubs because of its age so I use the more portable Silent Bass for that. Along with the Kay I got a French bow, and I've been trying to figure it out. I've done some research, and the German bow seems interesting. Any pros or cons there? I found a method called Essential Elements, but it's really hard to watch. I've looked around locally for an instructor, but they're few and far between around here. Can anyone recommend a learning method or decent video so I can begin to get the hang of this thing? Also what type of rosin should I be using?