I have made the commitment to go ahead and get a double bass because I just dont feel comfortable playing jazz on my electric, and I need it for school. I have opted not to get something cheap or chinese and instead want a good entry level student model that is well built, primarily because if im going to jump into this I dont want to waste my time and I want something to last a while. I have narrowed it down to three models; the Strunal Intermediate bass, The Sunrise Solana (advertised at lemur), and the Christopher DB102. As of now my choice is the Christopher, but as i probably wont have the opportunity to play any of these before making the purchase I wanted the opinions of people who know more about this issue than i do. Thanks in advance.