Hey! lets get this out there. i know i need lessons. Ive played electric since '99 and last year, i was in jazz band i played electric and this other guy played acoustic. This year, he isnt there. i showed up to practice today with my electric and these 2 girls showed up with there acoustics. im in high school by the way. you couldnt hear them because they didnt have a pickup. the director knows what i can do so thats a plus for me. just before practice ended he asked the girls if they played electric too, trying to find someone who can do both, they both said no, but one girl has one but cant play it. hahaha. i then told him again how i wanted to learn acoustic and he said i should. i know because its a high school i could rent a bass from the school for pretty cheap probally. i could take lessons at the school with a private teacher. he sees i have intent to play DB so thats good. i was in it last year so he knows i can do it and what im like. adding the DB to my skills could only help me in jazz band. i would LOVEEEE to be the only bass player. its a lot of responsiblity but i would love it. do you have any advice for me? things to ask him? im really pretty new to this all expect a year or less of cello in 5th grade (11th now). when i said i wanted to try Double, he said i need lessons. the band then said how its Eric and he doesnt. then i told him how i taught myself the electric and he said how he hates me lol... any info would be great! i hope i make it, Double or not!