Hey loopers, I'vc seen an electric bass player with a bad back using a stand that holds his instrument perfectly in place without requiring any support from the player. Not sure if he had it specially built or not - but, it looked cool "floating" above the stage before their set (white bass / black stand). Maybe if bass amps weren't so damn heavy, there would be less bassists with bad backs. For a long time, I dealt with turning my back to the audience or having to crouch down to make adjustments to rack mount gear, cue samples, etc. Eventually, I picked up three keyboard stands and now have all of my gear raised up for easy access while standing. I've also picked up a Shure headset mic ($115 CAD) to prevent bonking my head every set when spinning around to make adjustments. I may add a bar stool without arms to my set up, though. Using the rang with accuracy while rocking a wah pedal can be awkward... Cheers, John Gary Lehmann wrote: > Now that the traffic has died down, time to clutter your mailbox again 8) > with a poll of the looping string players: how many sit and how many >stand? > Gary > PS I assume Larry the Coop sat at Y2K4, with his foot on a stool? > G > PPS Occasional string players welcome--looppool?