Hello all, I am finally the proud owner of a Sojing "Crazy Eight" Electric Upright Bass. As background on myself I've played BG for years and I'm finally working up towards a DB (as soon as I can sock away enough cash for a real one). In the meantime I am starting Simandl studies with this on my own and looking for an instructor. So here's where I'm at: There are tons of resources both here on TB and on the net for string height recommendations, string types for different sounds, purposes, etc but they are almost all geared towards the DB and not necessarily an EUB. My EUB is 3/4 scale with the same general dimensions as a regular DB, but here's the thing, unlike all DBs and some EUBs, I have a solid body, in fact the bridge sits on the crosspiece of a shape that looks similar to a cross between a treble clef and an 8. Weird, I know. It has a piezo built in under the bridge. So here are my questions: What is your opinion (especially if you play a solid body EUB) about string height and why? I know that on a DB many players want higher strings for more pressure on the bridge/top and more volume. Are there any other advantages to having higher strings on a solid body EUB or should I set it up lower for playability? What is your opinion on how the stated character of strings translates on an EUB? Obviously there's the added dimension of EQ. I would assume that as far as how the bow interacts with the string should be more or less the same since it's the same scale, same tension, same nut, same bridge, same tailpiece as an upright, I'd think that the pizzicatto response should be fairly similar as well right? Anyone have input on how the fact that the bridge is on a solid piece of wood rather than a resonating top affects sustain, etc? Just looking for any info on these things as I can get. I'm currently ordering several different kinds of strings to see what may work best for me but I'd like to minimize the hundreds of dollars that I spend to find the right strings. Also this instrument is enough of a physical challenge as it is so I'd like to minimize how much I have to fight with it. Haha. Thanks in advance to anyone who has any input!