I am looking into taking lessons at the local academy. They teach classical doublebass from the beginer level. I want to know what to look for in buying a doublebass. My heart lies in jazz, however I have heard that plywood basses are better for jazz, and solid wood basses are better for classical. Also I live in the sticks of lancaster County PA, and have no clue where to go about getting a good deal on a bass. Hopefully I could get one for around $1k. is there some where I could look in the philly area, or online?