i've been having some trouble sitting and playing. through out the time i've played i always bounced back and forth between standing and sitting and now i just find it easier to sit. i've been playing around with different ways of holding the bass. i was tought to play mainly by two different people, both who sat, but when i took lessons i almost alway stood so i really never learned the "right" way to do it. i remember that the guy that i took lessons from (i can't remember his name) seemed to hold his bass more flat against his body. the shoulders of the bass almost parallel with his, kinnda like a cello. the woman that i took lessons with held the bass more square with her shoulders, more like when you stand up and play. i have tried both, is either one right or wrong? the way i hold the bass now is more how the woman held the bass. one other question, when i stand up with the bass with the endpind set for how i sit, the nut goes over my head. i know when you stand and play you don't want the nut over eye level, or that is how i was taught, and when i sit it doesn't. i lean the bass back a lot. to kinnda explain, the bass is at a 45 degree angle or more with my body. it seemed to ease up some shoulder problems i was having, but is this okay? sorry about the long post. i'm kinnda bad at explaining things. thank you for the help.