Hi everybody, I have just one year of experience with my laminated contrabass and while I've decided the bass is definitely my instrument, I would like to sell it to get a carved instrument with a more woody and deep tone. I love Gary Peacock's sound, just to give you the idea. I will proabably go out and try as many basses as I can in the next few months, since I want to choose wisely. In the meantime I was searching the forum for info on HIMA basses. Apart from a couple of posts or threads that mention them, I coulndn't find anything about how they play and sound. I was wondering if anybody here owns one and how you think they compare to similarly priced instruments in terms of quality, reliability and sound. They let you try the instruments if you want, which is really good. I was considering a 7/8 Panormo model, I play mainly jazz and just a little bit of arco. Do you think the shape would be uncomfortable/unsuitable? (Errr... sorry if it's a stupid question) Thanks in advance.