I've been taking bass guitar lessons for a few years now and am looking for my first upright. I appreciate the advice offered here to others and have been successfully steered away from the dreaded "ccb." A local shop has a slightly used 4-year old German laminate on consignment for $2K US. No brand name, just made in Germany. The shop owner sold the bass originally and said that the buyers son lost interest and recently decided to sell it. He also said new "German" laminates like this one sell for $4K and up today. A plunked on the bass a bit and liked it, so I'm wondering if anyone here has an experiences with basses of this type. Thanks in advance for any insight.