Hi guys, many years ago I bought a cello and started practicing. However, I always preferred playing pizzecato to bowing, and always wanted deeper tones, so I purchased a fretless electric bass and have been playing it for years. Lately I've been wanting to make the shift to double bass. I'm going to move to a rented semi-detached house that shares a wall with one other house. So I'm thinking that practicing the double bass might be too loud? That's why I've been considering if getting a slim-line bass would be a solution to this, since I suppose it's quieter? Does anyone here have experiences with them? I'm going to play jazz only on it, and I don't think it's realistic for me to play in bands for a good many years, since I have three small kids and a busy job, so I would mostly be playing it at home or with a few friends. Here are some links to the bass I've been considering: Pictures: Thomann Slim Line Double Bass Europe 1 Overblik 11 - Thomann danske Cyberstore Specs: Thomann Slim Line Double Bass Europe 1 - Thomann danske Cyberstore Another option I'm considering is that there's a guy here in my country who imports cheap chinese basses, but then gives them a thorough setup (fretboard levelling (is that the correct term?), replacing the tail-end wire with a better one, setup), so you get a cheap instrument but one that plays well. From reading posts on this forum I've gotten the impression that without a really good setup, the cheaper thomann basses are all but unplayable.