I am now using Strunal hybrid, which I purchased for €1600 (~$1800). It's an ok instrument, but for the entry-level player. As I am now getting more serious in DB playing (switch from bass guitar) in some future I would like to change for the more serious instrument. I think I will set a budget in about €4000-4500 ($4500-5000) range. The instrument will be used mainly for jazz playing with pickup but also with some orchestral gigs (tango orchestra, rather nothing strictly classical) so I would like to have some acoustic volume and projection from it. In both setups I will play almost only in the lower register, rarely going to thumb position. And now I am wondering: should I rather seek for a hybrid or a carved instrument? I know, that carved instruments tend to have more "rich" sound. But in other hand hybrids are more robust to temperature and humidity changes (and requires less luthier maintenance work because of that). Also with my budget carved instrument will not be any of the "master" build. Any tips in the following matter appreciated.