Greetings to all. I had to put that title on the thread just to pique Paul's purient interest. I'm wondering about the experience any of you might have had in switching back to an EUB after playing Acoustic. Here is mine. Sort of long post.... Personal experience: I had gotten an NS CR4M as my first entry into "Upright" playing after a really long hiatus (40 years or so). I found the TalkBass Forum about then also. Previously I had played slab in HS and College. It was a fairly easy and fun re-entry into the world of Bass playing. Initially most of the playing was accompanying a female vocalist who played guitar, and usually another guitarist who was also a come-backer. Shortly after realizing that I "sorta-could" handle the upright left-hand playing, I also got an acoustic but didn't play it that much, definitely not out on a gig. Liked the NS so much I sprang for the EU 5 model and was really enjoying this, IMHO, "Cadillac/Rolls" of the EUB world. Then last December, while on school break, I watched the DVD "One Night With Blue Note", and became enchanted with the Acoustic playing on that concert... started playing the Acoustic, and didn't look back. When school started up again, I used the Acoustic exclusively in Big Band and Combos and only played the slab on the couple of funk numbers for the Big Band concert, and even used a fretless for those.... an ego thing? Anyway, I hadn't played the EUB since December until a couple of weeks ago. I had a noon gig, outside and the temp was going to be about 100 with low humidity. Needless to say I wasn't going to bring out the carved love of my life, so I figured I'd play the NS. Well, the Bass upon which I thought the sun rose and set was such a disappointment I couldn't believe it. I really missed the visceral and kinesthetic feedback that I got/get from the Acoustic. I think I've really been taken over by "The Dark Side" and I love it. My question is this. For those of you who might "go both ways" (it's OK, were among friends nere), how much are you playing your Acoustic vs. your EUB, and when going back to the EUB from your Acoustic, what are your impressions? Thanks in advance for your replies. Regards, Alex (aka phlybass) P.S. Chris, please feel free to move this to the EUB area if you feel that's where it should go.