I know this is probably one of the most basic questions out there, but what are the advantages of sitting on a stool compared to standing? I saw CSO the other day, and Alex Hanna along with several other section members were sitting with a lower endpin, and a more upright bass. Most of the section plays French bow, along with sitting down. Does the now play as a factor when deciding whether to sit or stand? I like to stand for solo, and I'm not sure for when I play in the symphony.