I am going to rehearse with a big band. Its not that large, about 10 pieces. We are planning to do a demo and play casinos. The leader doesn't care which bass I use and I see advantages and disadvantages to each. I don't want to drag two basses to each rehearsal, but might bring an electric to a gig if we throw in some funky things on the set list if I use primarily upright. The sound would better cut through on electric but I would miss upright on some ballad types of pieces. I seem to see electric more often on big band gigs around here. Any opinions out there? For a quartet or something similar, I would definitely use upright, but not sure about this situation. What would you play? Thanks.