I have played guitar for 6 yrs, fretted bass guitar for 4, and fretless bass guitar for 1 year. My cousin has just had a baby and is gonna lend me his dbl bass in 3 days - HHHOOOORRRAHH!!!!!! - I've always wanted one but couldn't afford it! Thing is, I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT! So, how do I tune it? How do I hold it? How can I amplify it? If I'm right handed is the lowest note closest to my body? What position are my arms in? Where do I pluck the strings (forget bowing for the mo)? And any answers to questions that you think I'll be asking please? Also, I'm a fairly competent bass player, do a little session work, played with a lot of bands etc, how long until I can play gigs - I will do an hours practice a day, which means losing some time on the BG, so how soon will I see (hear) results? Thanks guys, and I'm glad to be on this side of the forum now, a leg on each side of the fence! ! !