A few years back I was taught how to play the bass guitar and I guess you can say I forgot, or I wouldn't be here...but anyway. My parents got me a bass guitar for the holidays, and now I'm really curious.. I believe my friends misled my parents when they said I wanted a bass of my own. I play the double bass, not the bass guitar. Here is my main point: How different is playing the bass guitar from playing upright double bass? Am I litterally 'up a tree' when it comes to picking up my bass guitar and playing? Thanks for the replies!