My aunt is trying to buy back a bass from a friend she gave it to because he isn't playing it anymore. She first planned on getting it for my brother, but then she figured out i played upright a lot more than my bro, and is reconsidering. She already gave my cousins instruments around their graduation. My brother is getting close to graduation (that is why it was originally going to be for him), but she figured if i was going to play it more than him, she would get him something close to my graduation. Understand? Well, the problem is that i have never played the bass or heard it or have seen it. I really need my own upright. I can't borrow a bass forever from my school district. She said it sound good and it was a good player, but that is her opinion, not mine... It is extremely generous for her to do something like this, but what do i do if it isn't all that great, and i want to buy my own? My brother probably won't be very interested in it (he only plays upright when he is forced to). Should i have her keep it? She is from KC and she may drive up here (seattle), for a festival (she would bring it along.) She said it was a german bass with solid wood, not plywood, but i don't know a whole lot about upright makers. I think it is a 5/8 size (she said it is slightly below standard) which i am used to. Thank you for your input.