I live in a small town in the backwoods of North Carolina and I've been looking for a local cheap double bass for the past few years. Well, today I walk into my town's pawn shop and, low and behold, a double bass is in the instrument section. It has a decent, mellow tone and seems like a pretty good bass, though it's the first I've messed with (You'd figure with living in the hills of NC that there'd be plenty of double basses around, but that isn't the case, at least around where I live). The only info I have on it is that it is a Cremona bass, no model # was attached to it and the staff wasn't all that helpful either.
They're asking $800 for it... Seems a bit steep to me, because it's in a little rough shape, but I'm not sure. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.