Just lately I have noticed a trend of a lot of negativity towards Electric Upright Basses - derogatory comments - along the lines of get a real DB and don't bother. In itself this doesn't bother me - but I think it is putting people off who are interested in EUBs but don't want to get their heads bitten off by posting and asking about them in the DB forums. So, I noticed that there have been threads about EUBs in the BG area and people have said that they know DB people won't like these basses, so they posted there. The other big thing for me is that I am getting loads of PMs from people asking about EUBs - as they know I have one and am prepared to stand up for them in the DB forums. Now - this is a problem for me and I don't think it is good for the forums or everybody else. So No 1 - I am in no way - the world's expert on EUBs - there are undoubtedly people around here, who know more and could give better advice. But as I say - people are PM'ing me as they are too frightened to put their heads above the parapet in DB land and get a load of negative replies!! I think it would be far better for people to put these questions in an open forum where people can chip in and add their experience an comments and not just have them hidden away in my PM list!! So - could we have a forum - or a part of a forum where it is about EUBs - but people are not allowed to say "bad stuff" about the concept of EUBs in general - rather like the Tabs forum. So we know Tabs are bad - but just in that forum we are not allowed to say so!! So - a forum that is for asking about EUBs where people won't come in and say - just get a real DB, loser!!