Forgive me, but I saw an intriguing idea in a guitar catalog and tried it on one of my basses.........and it works! Very simple (I said the idea came from a guitarist! ) - put two fairly evenly spaced strap buttons on the butt of your bass. This allows you to stand it up against your amp during a break without fear of the bass tilting and falling to the stage as long as you place them so your instrument balances. I moved the extising button on one bass towards the upper part of the body and added one to the lower part of the body..........VOILA!!! It's no replacement for a guitar stand for a nice bass, but it's okay for your workhorse basses.