I am about to take a trip for several months to San Diego and don't really want to lug my huge, heavy, fragile 120-year-old instrument with me. While I'm there I don't have any performances scheduled, I just need something to practice on. The sound quality isn't really important; in fact, it would be nice to have something quiet for practicing late in hotel rooms. What is important to me, though, is that it feel as much like a traditional double bass as possible, so that when I get back home I can transfer what I've been practicing back to my instrument without having to adjust my playing and hand/body positions too much. I've looked into some travel instruments (Eminence, Kolstein Busetto), but they are a little out of my price range - I'm looking to spend roughly $1000 and no more than $2000. Should I be looking at electric uprights (EUB)? I've never tried one myself - I've heard that they aren't set-up for being bowed, and again I'm worried that it won't 'feel' enough like a real upright (especially since I play seated). Any advice would be really appreciated - thanks a bunch!