I have been playing for about 2 months now. I am left handed really, but after looking around and discovering I would have little selection of a bass unless ordered and still not so much. So I bought my first bass and it was a right hander. I was so eager to play, I rushed to it and bought a right hander. I tried playing it upside down to see how it would be, gave up because it made me feel (and look) stupid. I have played all but about...a week I will say...right handed. I tried since then to flip it to evaluate hand strength or anything like that, and it doesn't fit. So my question for anyone who knows is: am I shorting myself by continuing to play right handed? Even when I am starting to gain speed and it feels and has felt natural for some time? I am unsure to any effects of it. Thanks for any advice!!