Screwed up my courage and played my first gig - at a wedding - with the Eminence electric upright about a week ago. Worked like a charm and I got compliments both on its looks and sound! I'm not very skilled at it yet, but as I played it mainly on slower jazz tunes (My Romance, My Funny Valentine, etc) I managed at least decent intonation... It does have a sound that an electric bass can't do, and for some songs it's SO right. The other band members said I should definitely use it again, so I guess I got away with it! It was fun, hope I get to play a similar gig again soon!