I have a cheap Stagg EUB that sounds quite good when I play at home but when I play with others the accoustic tones don't seem to come through. I'm wondering what recommendations in general people have to improve it. Can you get any sort of effects pedal that would simulate accoustic effects - something that an DB player might use if they wanted to get an accoustic effect? I have the original strings on it (3 years old) - should I get better strings? Is there anything I can do in terms of setting it up - for instance to damp it more. Perhaps I should be modifying my technique to damp notes that seem to last too long. In relation to technique, does anyone know of any Youtube videos on EUB that might show how to modify technique? Perhaps a few of you might consider putting a few up. A friend has suggested that I get a more powerful amplifier/speaker - I'm using a bass practice amp which has plenty of volume for where I'm playing, but perhaps it is losing a lot of the subtler sounds. Thanks for any help you can give me on this. I'm saving up for an accoustic 3/4 DB. Brian, Sligo, Ireland. PS. I play bluegrass with friends but I do want to play more jazz.