I bought a David Gage Czech Ease Bass today!!! I'd been playing another brand of travel bass for quite a while now but had missed the true sound and feel that only comes from a double bass. My former road bass was very close, but just not close enough. I'm playing on the road almost all the time, at least 9 months a year since 1999 so having an instument that is airline friendly is a must. I can't offer much of a review yet since I just brought it home but I can tell you all I'm really diggin' it so far. Jon at World of Strings in Long Beach, CA knocked himself out making sure the bass was set-up to my liking and that everything on the bass was A-OK before I took it home. I'll be playing it on a gig in Shanghai that I'll begin next month and know that now, by having that big bass feel and sound I will be having a fine time over there. This bass sounds and feels very good!