Hi, I'm looking at buying my first upright. I've played electric for a number of years and am attending Jazz school and like to learn to play the upright. I have two problems firstly that I am left handed. I know that it'd be easier to learn playing right handed, but I've played on other peoples bass at school and it feels completely more natural to play left handed and secondly I'm in New Zealand, so the chance of getting a left handed bass are slim to none and the cost of sending one here exceeds the cost of the bass normally. I looking at the option of partly converting the local Luther company explained that they had done a few where they keep the sound post in the same place but there is no guarantee to how the bass will sound or handle the conversion. I have recently discovered that thomann.de caries left handed basses amd only charges 50 euro for shipping worldwide. they have two basses that i was looking at http://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_kontrabass_2_l.htm and http://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_kontrabass_1_l.htm I've done a search on here and reviews are resonably favourable for the right handed basses but the lefty ones seem to have a different numbering system for the models can anyone shed some light on these for me are they the same as the right handed models? does anyone have any info on them at all?