Through a strange series of events I had a NS Design CR4m electric upright in the house on loan from my son's upright teacher last week so he can practice while his upright is in the shop having the fingerboard replaced. I'm not an upright player by any means but I spent a couple of hours playing the CR4 and it's a very nice instrument but I don't have that kind of $$$ laying around. But that's why I had the NS CR4m tripod stand in the house. My inner Mad Scientist took over and I converted one of my heavier Warmoth DIY J basses to fit on the CR4 stand. All it took was two concentric holes drilled in the back of the body and a threaded insert I bought for 69 cents at the local hardware store. I already had the bits and allen wrench required. The bass now screws on the CR4 stand very nicely and can go from "upright" to "horizontal" orientation and can be locked anywhere in between. I used it for all of last night's job both standing and sitting on a stool with it in the "upright" position and it was much easier on my back, arms and hands not having to support anything all night. We geezers can never be too careful. And I swear it sounds better which was kind of unexpected, though I suppose the lack of dampening and the change to vertical oreintation could effect the way it reacts to the string vibrations. It was also a lot of fun to play that way. It saved my back and arms their usual wear and tear and was in general much more comfortable to play. I was looking at the instrument differently and that made me think of it differently which made me play differently. Fortunatley it was different in a good way. I know the concept isn't new and there are some 34 inch scale fretted instruments that are made specifically to be played in an upright fashion (again, too much $$$ for me) but I've found a new way for me to play. Anybody else try something like this?