OK, This is kind of a longshot, but here goes... I'm leaving for a trip to Paris (France) in about 2 weeks... and I've got to pack really lightly. I'm used to practicing about 1 1/2 hours a day.. and I've gotten to the point where I really enjoy it. The day doesn't quite feel complete unless I've done at least 20 minutes... usually more. Now, I'm really concerned about not being able to bring my bass. I'm staying in an apartment that is owned by relatives, so I'm thinking that: 1) it would be great if I could meet someone in Paris who would loan me an inexpensive bass for a week. I could give you $ to hold for me until I give the bass back.....; or 2) if necessary, I would try to purchase an inexpensive used bass and just throw it under a couch for use whenever I am there. So, any ideas out there...?