Okay, I got a really cheap doublebass ($200, 3/4 size, no name or anything) because I wanted to see if I would ever like to play one. Well Since I got it its been nothing but trouble, but im thinking maybe I dont know what Im doing. First Im having a super hard time keeping it in tune. I'll tune the E, by the time I get done the E in now a D. So, I keep tuning and making it tighter and tighter, and then SNAP. The adjuster cable thingy at the bottom breaks. So I buy a new one. Start tuning again until CRACK. Bridge is snapped clean in half. So here are the questions. I have played electric bass for years, is how you tune different than on an electric bass? Were my adjuster and bridge just crap or could I have had them set up wrong? Are there any websites to learn the basics of uprights? Thank you very much for your time, Im sorry im dum, and thanks for helping me out.