So, I've had this VE-500 in my bassment for a while. I have avoided playing it because I sit while playing my DB and it lacks the body contact points. After a few trips to Home Depot, I came up with a viable and cheap solution. I can sit with the VE-500 now. It rests on my belly and knee just like the DB. Pretty cool. I bought 1/2" aluminum rod, made a copy of the side support and bent it at the ends to a 40ish degree angle. The knee rest is aluminum stock, 1/4" carriage bolt, a pipe ground clamp, some nuts, and shrink wrap to cover the threads. I hope the pics do the mod justice.