I am left handed. I eat soup left, write left, draw left... well you get the picture. But I play bass the way most people do: righthanded, with the neck pointing to my left. Do any other lefties do this? So why did I decide to play bass righthanded? Essentially, I wanted to reuse my viola chops. I've played righthanded viola for many years, and always was a better plucker than most of my peer violists. Better timing, more variation in sound-colour, easier chord-playing, and loud if needed. On the other hand, I always felt my bowed playing did not rise above average. So when I started bass, my viola plucking hand (right) was pushed into service on a new instrument. Has it worked out? Quite well. (By the way, why did I play viola righthanded? Because everybody does. In a string orchestra you get terribly in each other's way if you don't all bow in the same direction.) So ye lefties, what do you do and why?