I've been renting a bass, playing with a bluegrass band. Almost all pizz. There are three used basses for sale in my area, all well within my price range ($1000 - $1300). Shen SB80 for $1000. Roth from around 1970 for $1300 E. R. Schmidt model 60, serial number 10108 for $1200 I'll be seeing them in person this weekend. I've read all the "Buying a Bass" threads and much of what's available on each of the brands. I could use some thoughts and/or opinions on any or all three based on your experiences. Thanks!