Hey all. I've been playing guitar, drums, and bass for about 13 years now and I'm seriously considering going to upright. Its something I've wanted to do for while and I'm quickly learning that it will be quite an investment. I'd mainly be playing latin and latin jazz type stuff and from who I've seen and listened to perform, a lot of them play azola. I love the baby bass and some of azola's other products, but the baby bass is very nice. BUT I want something that has a good tone both arco and pizzi. One of my questions about the baby bass, since no one around here sells them and I can't try it out, is that for practice situations by myself is the baby audible enough without an amp to practice with? At this time, I've still not decided to go EUB or full on acoustic (as of right now I'm about 40/60 towards DB), since I still have at least a couple years before I will have the money to get one. I'm getting ready to move to Aurora, IL so if there is anyone on here that is near that area that would be able to help me out in a few months, please let me know. Thanks for all your help!!