I’ve had a Stagg EDB for several years and while I used it on many jazz gigs, since I don’t play jazz anymore, it gets used for silent practice for my old-time music group through an iPod and headphones. There’s a Ned Steinberger Designs NS NXT4a EUB available for $1,400 here in Richmond, Virginia; it looks good and includes a gig bag plus all the extras you might want or need. I’ve never had concerns about the Stagg’s quality or ability to be setup properly; the only repair was a new endpin mounting post, which stripped while the bass was under warranty. While I never thought the Stagg sounded great, it vastly improved when I replaced the factory strings with ZYEX DZ610s that I received from Missy Raines for attending a workshop. If all I use an EUB for is at-home practice, is the NS Design’s advantages over the Stagg in its sound and build quality worth the investment?