Hey guys, I have been playing the electric for about 4 years and have been finally getting into playing some jazz which has sparked an interest in the upright. Problem being is that I have no idea what direction to go as far as equipment goes specifically the bass itself. I am not a professional musician so I am not looking for a professional instrument. I would like to get one that provided me a jumping off point. Let's face it just because I love the electric doesn't necessarily mean the I will love the double. I do not have the luxury of being able to play a bunch of basses and decide which one speaks to me, I live in a small town, not much in the name of classical musical stores, thus I turn to you guys. Thanks Bye the way I am in no hurry.