hello all. i've been playing electric bass for give or take 15 years now. all the bands i've been in were loud heavy rock a la sabbath etc. very seventies oriented music. i've always liked jazz (coltrane, dolphy, hutcherson etc) but only recently have i considered playing a stand up bass and to be honest i have no idea what am i up against. i've been to the faq portion of the site but i think i need more details: shall i get a full double bass or those electric ones? how much shall i spend ie what's a good beginners price? once i get into it i have the feeling that i'm really going to enjoy it. so, i think you get the idea: i am so clueless! any help would be most appreciated. you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks for taking the time. guy.