I went to an elderly woman's house today because she has a 60 year old German bass that's been sitting in her house, not being played. It's in decent condition, needs some restoration, apparently about $1k worth. The label inside is Alban Schmidt? I can't find any information about who this is. I figured it was a trade name, a factory bass of some kind. Does anyone have information about him and the basses he makes? The action was horribly set up but it had a trio of great old gut strings on it. There are some cracks that needed repair so some sound was escaping which disabled me from having a clear picture of its true sonic identity. Surprisingly resonant considering. A little concerned about the clarity and evenness in tone quality.