I'm looking to get back into an upright bass, and wanted to ask the DB experts on this forum for purchasing advice. I owned a 100+ year old Italian carved 3/4 about 20 years ago and had issues with cracking, etc, both with trans to gigs and changes in temp. I eventually sold it after 3 years, kinda wish I kept it in hindsight, and continued with electric bass. Rather than buy another carved, I'd like to get a plywood with a good PU system. I'm open to both new and used. NOTE: I am not a Jazz or Classical player. My interests are mostly Alt Rock and Experimental and may try some slap rockabilly. Thanks in advance for any replies to this post.