I have been bass shopping for a couple years now trying to find a better bass in the 15k-25k range. I'm in the LA area so I have been checking Lisa's shop and World of strings every few months to see if they have anything new and online I continue to check Robertson's, Andy Stetson's, Kolstein's and David Gage's shops to see what they have on their hands. I was just wondering if any of you that maybe have gone through this process recently and have any good leads or tips. I came close to going to Cinncinati to try a few Jakstadts but I never coughed up the money for plane ticket. The bass I have been dealing with for the past 10 years is easy to play but pretty weak sounding so I'm looking for an instrument that would be well suited for orchestra. Thanks for any help!