I have played URB on-and-off since 1984, and decided I needed lessons to improve my arco technique. I work at a university, so I arranged lessons from a teacher, and found out that he is a cellist who also teaches bass. I've only met with him once, and he gave me some great tips that have helped. I don't start regular lessons with him for a while, and I wondered if you folks thought it was a good idea to learn arco technique from a cellist (I play French style). He suggested I play sitting down with a more cello-like position, which does free my left hand more for moving into thumb position, but feels more awkward for pizz. My feeling is that, even though his main instrument is not bass, I can certainly learn a lot from him. Do you agree?