Hi Guys, I received a couple of weeks ago my new bass, a New Standard La Scala Hybrid, and wanted to share my gratitude towards the community here, who helped me make my purchase decision. I live in Sydney Australia, so I effectively bought it through word of mouth, starting with a recommendation from a mate bass maker and fellow Talk bass member, Matthew Tucker. Wil and the guys from the company were very helpful, it arrived in mint condition, all set up by what one would call I suppose world specialists in jazz upright basses. It's a great instrument, and I can see why it has received many positive posts here. To paraphrase one of the posts I read, it's a lot of bass for the money. The only thing I'll do is take the full circle off, as it doesn't please me nearly as much as the holy grail of bass amplification, the Ehrlund pickup thingy. Thanks again to all of you guys who posted here about them, and steered me towards a purchase I will enjoy for decades to come, I'm sure. Cheers, Al.