I have played electric bass for years and I've just been given a double bass that has been stored in a cellar for ages. The neck has a massive forward bow to it that makes it almost impossible to play. I think this is a mediocre instrument to start with and probably not worth spending a lot of money on. I already slackened the strings off on the advice of a fiddling friend, but is there anything further I can do to coax it back into shape? I have some woodworking skills and hide glue, but if there is an easier way? Steve.