I've asked here a few times about what basses to look for for college, but I was wondering, on the whole, what kind of bass is a good college-acceptable instrument? I mean price range, type (specifications), and even brand if there are recommended newer ones, and where I could get one, haha. I'm thinking of a UB Hawkes Hybrid, because $2,600 sounds really nice for a new hybrid bass with a solo fingerboard, and it has excellent reviews here on TB. I haven't heard one negative comment yet. I was also considering a New Standard La Scala, but those are just too expesive, and too small as well. I'm looking for a solid 7/8 size, and a large 3/4 Hawkes seems to be close, although, I would hope that they could customize a 7/8. Anyways, where do colleges usually draw the "you can't bring THAT bass within 500 feet of this auditorium" line? I currently own an unmarked ebay-bass (presumable a Devilli, which I know is some very cheap chinese brand), that has gone under some serious overhaul, and has actually turned into a very nice instrument. The luthiers that I go to say that it's worth the money I paid for it and put into it, which is just over $1000 total. Would this be acceptable in college? Anyways, comments, suggestions? Thank you very much!