I JUST GOT MY FIRST DOUBLE BASS!!! You guys are right.. it's not like picking a bass guitar! It's so personal. I drove home (the shop is about 45 minutes away) and I was smiling the whole way, listening to Ron Carter I was all smiles! I told the lady I don't want to know any prices, or anything about the basses so I walked in there and held and touched every one, played them and I made my decision based on which one was perfect for me. It was no contest. Luckily it was in my price range and the lady was so happy I did it that way she gave me a free bag with it (she said before it didn't come with one) I have no idea what kind it is, anyway to tell? and I'll post pics, probably tomorrow. But I am thrilled. I WISH TO GOD I got one earlier.