Hey everyone, I want to know from people's experiences more about double basses. I'm currently practising and gigging on a borrowed double bass, belonging to my university. I picked up playing double bass half a year ago. I know it's a short time, but I've been through many instruments, and a solid classical background with piano and violin, so you kind of get a sense of how to practise. I do have a teacher from whom I get casual lessons. In short, the bass is reasonably playable, but to put it a different way, it sucks. My teacher gave it a little set-up, but still has many unexplained fretboard buzzing and the like. Further down the track, I'd like to buy a double bass for myself. I basically do only pizz, for the various jazz-styles and funk-styles. I'm not looking for a complete beginner double bass, but I want something that I'd be proud to have as my first double bass and be able to gig on it for the rest of my life, but nothing boutique. Because this is a future sort of thing, I don't have a budget at the moment, and also I have no idea about pricing ranges for double basses. I know you can get the cheapo ones for 1000-2000, but not looking for those. Probably anything up to about 6-7000, but yeh, I don't know prices. I'm perfectly happy to buy used, and I'd prefer a handmade instrument (from my experience from violins). Cheers everyone, sorry for the long post.