I live near Detroit - where are the places I should be looking for a bass in the ~$4-5000 range within a day or so drive? I've been to Wilson Violins and I'm going to call Guarneri House and the Cincinnati Bass Cellar. I've talked with Mark Leue in MA and he has a few basses I'm interested in. Thinking about taking a weekend trip and looking at those. I called Upton and they can't build me a bass in time for February. Anywhere else I should look, maybe in Chicago? I suppose if I'm going to MA then I can also look in NY. What are the shops in NY I should call? Background - I'm a cellist and electric bass player (among other instruments), and I played upright in high school. I do a lot of musical theatre pit orchestra gigs and I just got hired to play a show that doubles on electric and upright. I've been wanting an upright for years and now is my chance to buy one. The show is in February so I have some time to find the right bass. I think I'd like a fully carved bass but I'd be open to a hybrid. I'm currently thinking about buying a new Shen vs. an older instrument that may need repairs down the road. Any advice or general tips would be appreciated. Thanks!