I'm reasonably sure no other posts are out there about the subject company. If I missed one or more previous posts I apologize. And if I get in trouble with the mods they'll nip this post right away. The subject company seems to be based in Southern California but with strong ties to China. Maybe even newly based. By chance I was browsing in a local music store, city name witheld, looking for some percussion stuff, checking out bass cabs, etc. I was aksed what I played, said DB and the sales guy steered me to a side room containing a nice DB at a "fire sale" price. I wasn't looking for one but of course I had to play it and was pleasantly surprised. For a young instrument it impressed me. Good pizz with orchestral strings. Didn't try a bow. The construction (fully carved as I recall) seemed solid, the finish was excellent, the hardware was quite good (plate tuners), solid end pin etc. Very nice to look at. Does anyone know of these instruments? Do we have yet another maker in the DB market? IMHO, this instrument is NOT a CCB though it may have come from China in some form. For me, the neck was just a tad too fat but for someone this bass will make a good investment. The sales guy was all primed up with descriptions about the origins of the wood in various of these instruments. Italian wood, German wood, stuff like that. Apparently not Chinese wood. I was thinking, "Huh? How does he know that?" They only had the one bass. It hasn't moved. I suspect they won't replace the stock if (when) it sells. Violins, violas yes but not bass. They didn't seem to have any ties to a shop that can do set-ups either. Nonetheless, this whole experience points to an expanding market for the bass, a good thing for us all. I've enjoyed learning of the lineage of certain bass instruments through TalkBass. One of the more memorable experiences resulted in a direct chat with Ken Smith. It was priceless and the man was so giving of his time. And.........I found out the origin of my German factory bass too.