finnally, after 6 months of waiting, i went out and rented an upright. from paiges music. the rent to buy dealy. anywho, they gave me the works, case, bow, rosin, music stand, book, rock stop, cleaning cloths, ect. i had been playin electric for like 3 years or so. and my friends in orchestra said i should play bass for them, cuase they have about 6 players, to play in 8 orchestras ( my highschools huge). so i talked to the orchestra teacher about it, and she recomended i try to learn a bit over the summer, and she would help me during the school year. now i know the first rule is to get a teacher. so i talked to my eb teacher about it, and it turns out he plays upright too. so hes gonna help me on that. i just wanted to share my excitement on getting an upright. my hands havnt been this sore since i started playing EB.