I'm thinking of entering the URB water for the first time. Only have toyed around on one here and there. I have read the threads here about buying an upright. I have 1000 bucks tops, and it just freaks me out to think about buying an instrument like this sight-unseen/unplayed(not that I'd really know IF it played well, or what it's true potential was anyways! But I have played some that sounded great to me, and some that sounded like duds
However, it seems like that might be the way it's gonna go unless I stumble on a local sale. I'm wondering if it behooves me to order a new bass that has a "setup" included in the price and (theoretically) no pre-existing issues, or if with a DB, you're always better off going for a used bass and hope that it doesn't need work (which I can't afford now---I do understand any bass might need finessing, but I'm strapped for now--1g is the max for me which would have to cover strings too).