Hey everyone, ever since I picked up the electric four years ago, I have wanted to learn the Double Bass. Well today I realized that dream. For my 18th birthday, my parents suprised me by taking me out and shopping for a bass. I brought home my new bass, and havent stopped playing it until just now, when my fingers were raw, so I decided to announce to you all, that I am officialy on your side. Any tips you guys can offer to a brand new player? How to keep my bass in good repair, how to get the best sound, that kind of stuff. BTW I ordered a Fishman (sp?) pickup for it. Are these good pickups?