I got my first upright a couple weeks ago and my experience with EB is making the pizz stuff a bit quicker and easier for me, but when diving into the arco, I'm having trouble. It's coming along slowly. At first, every noise I made was horrendous. Now I can get a fairly consistent sound, doing open string whole notes at 40bpm on the E, A, and D strings, but the G string always seems to come out shrieky and inconsistent, with skips and stuttering as well. If I speed up to quarter or eighth notes at the same tempo it's quite a bit better, but still inconsistant. So, what's going on? I'm not expecting miracles. The whole thing is new to me and I know I'm not great at it yet, but I want to get past this shriek and squawk stuff and start making music. I'm putting in as much practice time as I can with 2 young kids in the house. At least a half hour a day, usually more like an hour. Bass is a new Shen SB80. Bow is a cheap fiberglass bow, white hair, also new. Rosin is Pops. Strings are helicore hybrids. Technique? Bad bow? More Rosin? Less Rosin? All of the above? Thanks guys!