Alright, for those of you who don't know me, I'm a sixteen year old male from North Jersey who absolutely loves music and is always looking for new toys. I've played alto sax for nine years, tenor for two years, electric bass for almost three, and a bunch of other lesser known half-assed instruments. I never much cared for stringed instruments until a few years ago, then I grabbed an electric for my fourteenth birthday. Only recently have I fallen in love with the sound, and look of upright basses. It's too late to join orchestra, they're way more advanced than I would be, perhaps I could join next year if I start now. The question, how would I go about starting? Would you recommend I buy a cheap, used 3/4 sized upright bass, and grab some books and hope for the best? Rent a 3/4? Borrowing from the school is out of the picture, our music department is already in the pits as far as funding and every upright has been claimed. Also, how do you remember positions? Muscle memory?