Hey y'all! I just moved out to Michigan and I'm an a dire need for an upright bass around $1500 after shipping/local pickup and I've stumbled across a couple of Franz Hoffmann upright basses, one of the lowest (Amadeus) model for $1000, Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Bass Outfit - 3/4 size and one of the slightly higher (prelude) model for $1300. Franz Hoffman® Prelude Bass - Instrument Only - 3/4 size I know that Thompson basses are made in China (which i know isn't always necessarily a bad thing) and set up at SHAR Music in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I've read that the basses may be Christopher brand upright basses with a different label slapped on it. However, I've scoured all over Talkbass and haven't found much other info on them, although all the info I've seen has been positive. Can anyone offer more insight in grabbing one of these basses or a shop to check for basses in that range? I'd love a $2500 Kay but i just dont have the money for that. Any info is appreciated!