Leave it to the wife to give me another hare-brained idea. I was practicing the DB one day when the missus strolled by and asked me if there's an instrument a little "smaller". "It's called a cello", I replied. "Don't you want to play that instead? That thing you're playing looks so big". So after I stopped myself from making an obviously sexist retort regarding size, I tried to explain the other differences between the two. But then, it got me to thinking - why not? I know there's the tuning (4th vs. 5th) and probably a lot of technique differences, but the cello looks like fun. So I 'm wondering if anyone else here has done both and what words of wisdom can be imparted. My bass instructor also teaches cello, so that wouldn't be an issue.