I found this bass in a small music shop in Istanbul about 15 years ago. There was only one string on it and it was basically being used to hold the door open. Needless to say, I got a great deal on it. I've never been able to find out the maker and origin (other than the Russian label), but I'm hoping the community here can help. I'm not sure yet of the best way to include images, so please bear with me while I figure it out. I've got a lot more images, so as soon as i figure it out, I'll post them.