I just lost a gig playing for a theatre because I didn't also play upright bass. It was requested for 2 songs in a 30 song show...but I guess it is what it is. That being said, I need an upright bass to learn and play! I have a Guitar Center discount and see they sell uprights now. I was wondering if someone could guide me as to what would be a nice intermediate upright I could start with. I'm by no means well off financially which is why I feel this would be my best route. I don't need something high end, but I would like something that's not junk and that I won't be embarrassed to gig with. Also, what about these places that rent the student quality ones, any opinions there? Any and all help would be appreciated.