I finally got it! A great sounding Italian bass! It is a Renato Scrollavezza c.1961. The bass has Italian Poplar back and sides with a Spruce top. All of the cracks have been repaired, and the bass is in great condition. It is a fabulous sounding bass. It has a clear and powerful sound. It has a really great sounding G, which I realize is quite hard to find in a bass. It is very full sounding. The bass is even across the entire range, and has a huge sustain. I am completely impressed with it both arco and pizz. It really makes a difference when you play a bass that projects the sound you hear in your head! The sound reminds me of Dave Holland's tone. It is impressive. I am making a duet CD soon. I will put some samples up when it's done! I have just purchased the Golden Trinity upgrade from Bob. I will tell you how it sounds when it arrives. Hopefully it will solve all of my amplification problems! Well.....I better go practice!