OK, I am new to the DB, coming off of cello. I easily play a 4:4 cello, and I am also about 5'8"-10" tall (No tape measurer around to check). I am checking out the school bass tomorrow, and it is a 4:4, and I cannot afford to rent anything. If it is a horrible problem, I might be able to get in contact with the local High School and rent a 3:4 from them, but I doubt they have a 1:2 one them. So if there are any serious problems with playing a bass that big at my size, and if I will need a stool, or something of the like, please responde quickly! Thank you for your time.