I'm learning the Bach Cello Suites right now. Just wondering who else has attempted this on thier bass. Did you use standard tuning or Cello tuning? I found it was too hard to play smoothly on standard tuning so I'm using a Cello tuning. The position changes slowed me down. I got a light 5 string set so I could get an even string tension on my 4 string. The strings are still a little uneven tension wise but it's still manageable. I love reading this classical music, though. I've been reading jazz and latin sheet recently that was heavily syncopated ,in 6/8 time and didn't have a key signature. It's just shockingly easy to read those suites after that. BTW, do you use ever use your tongue to test the charge in your 9V batteries? I think it's kind of exciting.