Julia, Carl and Tacye,
Thank you for your thoughtful answers. I accidently posted the question in the “Teaching” area and I appologize if my posting was out of place. I appreciate your thoughtful answers. The one thing that bugged me about double bass was it’s size. So, imagine trying to lug a pedal harp! However, I have an opportunity to rent a pedal harp at a very good rate from a retired musician. But the first lesson, which involved learning the pedals, how to press the pedals, was really intimidating. At hour church, I just assumed that I would have to amplify the harp.