It's in my right elbow, my finger-plucking side. Originally, I thought I was hitting the weights too hard. Curling 65 pounds at age 16, I figured I should lay off. So now I'm down to 50 pounds, and I even took a week off of curling. It's gone down a little bit, but it's still there. It sucks because if I do more than 6 reps it hurts like a mofo when I drop the weights. So last night I was flipping through some old BP issues while watching some murder movie, and I came accross the issue with the "Tendonitis: The Great Silencer" story. I was reading it..and I started to realize..maybe it's my bass playing technique that caused it? Now that I think about it, I've had the pain ever since I got my first 5 string bass (a few weeks ago)..give or take a few days. Could this be it? I don't sit like most people. Most people have their bass (if you're right handed) resting on the outer edge of their right thigh. But I have it resting between my legs, on the inner part of my left thigh. Is this the problem? I've been trying to find a bass instructor, but I can't find one. @&@#%^$ local hawaiians "oh no cuz we no teach da bass heeya bra" Oh well, what do you guys think? Oh that article also mentioned icing down the area after practice..I'll start doing that. Edit - Also, I just remembered, one of the guys said "i got it from doing too much too young, i got so fast it was rediculous". Could speed be a factor? I can't hit 16ths at 180 yet, it's more like 172 or so. And I do that for about..45 min a day or so.