Hi guys! I wasn't sure where to post this, so I chose miscellaneous. I've been playing double bass for about 5 months, and I'm currently attending school as a DB major. I started having wrist pain when my bass teacher suggested suggested that I adjust my posture to be a bit more to the side of the bass, with my knee sort of on the lower bout, and with the endpin a bit lower than where I'd had it. My previous stance was slightly behind the bass, with it leaning pretty far back and with the upper edge of the rib resting by my groin. (I guess I could take a picture or something if it would help). The pain is along the top of my wrist and into my thumb, and my fingers get a bit tingly. (I delivered mail for a few months prior to pursuing a career in music, so I'm well aware of the dangers of carpal tunnel and such). It got to the point that I had to cancel one rehearsal and wear a brace during an electric bass gig this past weekend. Sorry this is a bit long winded. I was hoping to get some advice and start a discussion about proper stance and left hand technique. Would playing sitting down help my situation by taking some weight off my thumb? I've only played standing up thus far. I really appreciate your help! I have 7 bands/ensembles active right now, 5 of which are with the double bass, so time is of the essence! Please feel free to ask any questions!