Yesterday, the school bass I had been using for my orchestra classes' scroll broke. So in the meantime, I was using a bass the school had on reserve, which had yet to have the tapes placed. I asked my teacher if I could just try the bass without tapes for a few days, and then see how it went from there. My lower-position intonation is pretty good, not dead-on yet, but I'm working on it. So I was wondering if anyone had some helpful advice for this, or is it just practice until you get it right. Thanks for any response you care to give.