I've finally decided to get a "real" bass, and I'm wondering what are some other things I should look for when I go shopping. I've looked through some articles on buying a double bass, and here are some key points. What are some others? (By the way, I'm going plywood, I don't have the money to put up for a really nice carved bass, but I can swing 2500-3000, for the bass, and setup afterwards.) -Worm damage -collapsing/collapsed top -can I reach over the shoulders well? -String tension - loose or flabby? -Don't go for a bass w/ a varnish -Look inside the F holes with a mirror and light, to see if the bassbar is attached completely to the top's underside, and the endpin and neck blocks aren't cracked -Sight down the fingerboard to determine if the neck is on correctly. -Check neck installation. -Measure bridge: generally 6-7" -Check cracks to see if they've been repaired correctly -Watch out for buzzes Anything else you experienced bass buyers can add? I got most of this stuff from an article David Gage wrote in Bass Player.