Hi there, I recently watch the Basically Karr video and have been trying out some of Gary Karr's techniques in my practice. First off is the way he holds his bass, basically stright up and down, resting the lower bout on the leg, and the upper in the hip. I find it much easier to balance my bass this way, I can hold it no hands for like 30 seconds. The neck feels a little far away but i'm sure that's something i can get used to. The problem i'm experiancing though, is my bow arm. When you position your bass like this, it is basically parallell to your body (or out at a 180 degree angle, or however you want to describe it) The bass itself feels freer and more lively like this, however with a french bow, i feel like i have to really sort of crane my arm around the bass to get the bow on the strings. After practicing like this for about an hour or so, my wrist was aching. I'm not sure if it's just because it's a new position or if i'm doing something potentially harmful. So my question: Anyone ever tried Gary Karr-esque technique with a french bow, how'd it work out, did you get any pain from it?