folks I am looking into starting upright and have a few questions I would really appreciate answers to. I have had a good search through the newbie area but still have some things I'd like to ask. I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks. firstly, any ideas on uprights (I'm personally looking at acoustics most prob 3/4 size as I am 5'8" - is this the recommended size) around the £500 mark (UK)? I have read a review about the ANTONI DEBUT in bass guitar magazine which got a reasonable score (79 out of 100) and was commended on its price (about £450 ish although I have seen it cheaper) but went into a local shop and although they hadn't seen the Antoni DB's they said they'd previously had their violins and didn't rate them, and have also looked at the Stentor budget model (looks ok but can't find any reviews) - any recommendations would be gratefully received. are there (or what are) any particular pitfalls when buying/starting to play the upright? what are the main differences in technique? I had a brief (very) of a chinese made upright in a local shop and must admit I thought bloody hell where do I start with this animal! I currently play EB (been playing about 3 years, previously played guitar from the age of 15 -am 30 now)and have pretty good technique, I really want to learn DB but have the fear! One last thing, can anybody recommend any particular players/recordings/videoclips (if you could include a link that'd be great).. currently I'm a big fan of Ali Friend (Red Snapper), Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus), MMW and Hotclub of Cowtown. any advice would be most gratefully received and I sincerely apologise if this kind of thing crops up all the time and you folks are sick of dishing out the basics to newbies.. thanks all.