I started studying Rabbath's techniques about a year and a half ago when I started studying with Kristin Korb. I got the George Vance books and kind of back tracked to the beginning and learned things a new way. When I started, I had only been playing upright less than two years anyway. Now I am studying material from Rabbath's second book and I am working with my teacher on solo pieces with Rabbath fingering ideas . I even had the chance to study with him at the Arizona Bass Players Festival last October and play for him in a master class. I think it really has made a positive difference in my playing. The Vance books got me into thumb position almost from the beginning. The material I study in this system is just more interesting and engaging compared to other approaches I studied. Just curious who is studying Rabbath techniques.