Hello all! Let me start with a disclaimer I know that most of you will say why bother with an EUB, get straight to the main course and purchase the real thing. But heres the deal: Im an electric bass player and the music I play is slow, drony and experimental. Im looking to add an upright bowed sound to my noise. From experience I know that once (loudly) amplified and run through an effect or two an accoustic instrument (in this case, a double bass) will feed back. So Im looking to get a EUB that is decent but since it will be a secondary instrument I dont want to spend an arm and a leg (most EUB Ive seen go for an average of 2K). I went online and checked things out: The Dean Pace looks like an electric bass without a body and doesnt look like it can be bowed. The Ergo bass seems intersting but some of you have reservations about it in some of the threads I read on this site. The Palantino (link below) is interesting as well but theres not much user info as of yet. http://www.themusicmotel.com/store/product.asp?id=839&catid=195&vid=198 I have located an old Framus EUB and it looks pretty odd. Has a pickup, a volume and a tone knob. Its finish remind me of a gold top Les Paul. A BSX-ST. Anyone knows anything about it? One more thing. I live in Los Angeles and I was wondering if theres an actual store who has some EUBs so I can check them out. Or maybe even a rental place where I could have a look/see/feel/hear. Any advice you guys are willing to give is more than welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read this rambling post.