Hi all, I am having difficultly bowing my A string cleanly. I tend to hit the E or D string especially if playing long bows. My instructor plays my bass with no problem but does comment that my setup is a compromise so as to make it playable for both pizz and arco. Strings are spirocores with the red windings at both ends. Is this a common problem? I wonder if I have not developed a habit of being weak on that string. It has been a problem since I started six months ago, and while I have improved my sound on the other strings, I still am inconsistent on the A. I tend to "expect" a poor sound or to hit an adjacent string. I find myself tensing up whenever I see a note coming up that requires the A string. (The problem is worse when I am reading rather than just noodling or playing scales) My instructor says it just takes practice which I no doubt agree with, but I fear I will always fear the A string. Any comments?