Hi there. I am starting bass lessons soon; I've played violin for about 12 years, and now I want a change. So the thing is this: I wanted to rent a bass for a couple of months before I buy one. The only bass shop in my state has rented out all of their basses for summer, and will only get some back late-january. Now I've also arranged lessons for me - I'm learning jazz from a great jazz bassist in the area, but I was wondering if there's any point in taking lessons for 6 weeks if I won't be able to practice anything on a bass in that time. Coming from classical violin, I really know little about how jazz is played - is there anything theoretical he could teach me that would make playing easier? Thanks for your help.