Originally Posted by plangentmusic
I have a modest upright. It's insane that you can spend as much on a great one as the cost of a grand piano. The best bass I ever played was Scott Lafaro's -- didn't even know it was his. It had magic in it.
It's just a bear of an instrument. Very physically demanding. Very limiting. Very difficult to make audible. Intonation is a bitch (unless you're Scott LaFara). But it has a beauty to it.
are you a smaller guy?.....I know it can be very difficult and physically demanding for small cats
I say this standing 5' 4" myself