O.K. You bass experts out there in DB Land. I got this bass from Shar Music in MI. The people there claim it's a Gliga, but I'm not so sure. The pinstripe on the back looks a lot more like what the Christophers have then anything shown on the Gliga website. Here's the picture from the Shar music website. http://www.sharmusic.com/grafx/bass_page.jpg The reason I'm asking is that the tuning machines tend to stick right about where the spot that I need to be in tune is at and I would like to get an upgrade to the current machines, not just a replacement. So, what do think? Oh, I forgot to mention that this bass is labeled a "Franz Hoffmann", but I was told that the bass was made by Gliga's factory and it's a laminated not carved. The Gliga website only shows one type of laminated bass and it looks nothing like this one.