i'm thinking about purchasing a new standard and have a few questions that i hope someone out there can help me with. first question: what is the difference in sound between the laminated model and the hybrid? i play in local small jazz groups and a few big bands. only bow when practicing although i am thinking about joining a community orchestra. i have 2 basses, one with a 40 inch string and the second a 41. second question: the new standard web site says that the cleveland model has more "puff" than the la scala. what does that mean? the la scala looks like it's easier to move around on. is it? thanks.