Occasionally I play with some guys who do bluegrass and was wondering if there is a technique or effect that will give my Ibanez bass an upright sound. I found a technique described where you deaden the strings with the side of your right hand and pluck the string with you thumb, but have not had much success with it yet. I finger pick my bass and an electronic effect that mimics the upright would occasionally come in handy. By the way, I am still looking for a good 5 string under $1000 and tried to go play an Ibanez BTB 405 but none of the stores in Mobile had them in stock. Musician's Friend has them listed, but I just cannot bring myself to buy an instrument without trying it out first. My hands are smaller than average and their ad stating extra large frets has me a bit worried. Thanks for any good tips and I am really enjoying this site.