I recently was suprised by my older brother who for my birthday bought me an upright from ebay. I have been playing it now for about a month practising for an hour a night. The bass has pretty good sound and I put nylon weedwackers on it to help with my slapping. I have learned most of what I can by myself but I am having a little trouble with the triple slap. If any one out there could throw me some advice I would be greatful.