I've been playing bass for about 20 years or so, and in that time I never had too much of an urge to play double bass (standup). I've plunked around on a couple, but just because it was there. My band has an acoustic show coming up shortly and I don't have an acoustic bass, however the keyboard player in my band has a bass that was given to him by his father, that was given to him by HIS father. By his best account he figures the bass to be a '20s or '30s Kay. I'm going to learn this, quick-like, and was wondering if anyone else has gone from being comfortable on Electric Bass to novice on Double Bass and any pointers anyone might have. BTW Although I've been playing for 20 years, don't equate that with being good. I'm decent at what I do, but "proper technique" is not a phrase that is too applicable to me.