Hi Manny, I seem to remember you posting something in another thread about liking to play rooms that allow you to play "efficiently". I've been wondering about the effects acoustics have on practice sessions. A while back I used to like to play in very very dead rooms, because I had convinced myself that would help me iron out any bumps on my tone. Nowadays I can't stand playing in dead rooms - I suppose I like to listen to the room, rather than what is coming directly from my bell (does that make sense?!) I was just wondering for someone like yourself, who plays in a big resonant hall most of the time, if you like to practice in resonant practice rooms too? I find I feel much more comfortable in a room where I don't have to work so hard, and end up practising more productively. I suppose the other side of the coin would be that practising in a dead room might force you to work harder, and therefore when you go into a concert situation it'll be that much easier. Just some thoughts anyway. Jack.