into getting back into double bass!! I say "back into" because I haven't played upright since high school I played db for ~1 year (taking lessons for some of that time), until my bass fell off the flimsy stand and cracked severely I have kept playing eb on and off during that time, as well as drumset and percussion, but I truly enjoyed the role, feel (both physical and emotional), tone, etc.. of the upright. Now it feels like a good time to get back to playing this beautiful instrument as I feel I am in a more mature place (musically anyway) Some questions for you experienced players: what should I look for in a good student level bass? I plan to take lessons immedietly, but what kind of teacher should I look for? (my goals are mostly jazz & Latin) I want continuity with my teacher, but how do I *know* if a teacher fits my learning style, etc? Thanks Guys!!