Allwright! On the last day of school, my band teacher brought in the schools new Double bass (bowless ) And I got to play with it for about 2 hours straight. I must say, what a competly new experience! I cannot for the life of me remember the brand, but I do remember it was a 1600 pile of DB...Anyway! After about five minutes I got the style differencial down, and I must say, it was the most fun I've ever had playing a bass! The big round, full sound, both acustic, and plugged into a Fishman piezo...it was like butter in my hands. And with the different location of notes on the neck, I have a whole new respect for those upright players. Definetly something I enjoy! Just letting you DB guys know, while you may not have a convert, you do have a serious fan!