hey, not to change the current subject (the "newbies vs. forums" type posting that seems to be so hot right now) but im thinking of getting a fretless electric to gig with, as the gigs around here would be more appropriate for an electric bass. i was just wondering if its practical to apply left hand double bass techniques (simandl in particular) to electric bass. as far as the aural results, i know what to expect. any one have any hand probloms after playing strictly DB and then starting up on BG? in theory it would work, but in reality simandl fingerings may be to ackward for left hand electric bass techniques. No matter what, i wont go into the store and buy a fretless before trying it out, probobly a couple times. but since its 3:38 in the morning, and i dont have the money handy right now anyway, i was just wondering about others expierence. oh yeah, before i get any flack (good natured flack, i do acknowledge) The DB is still my main area of focus. : ) thanks for readin! Bill.