Alright, I have decided that I want to start playing upright now, and I am getting one for christmas. I was trying to stay in the 500-600 dollar range. The stores around here seem very expensive so I want to go through the internet. I saw on ebay that there are those few people who are constantly putting basses on for the"buy it now" features at several different prices. A few have free shipping and have a 1 year warranty. What are your guys opinions on getting one of those. What are good bass manufacturers?What do u think of Cremona and the sb-1 and 2. or Prima or Palatino. I saw them on there. Also, what are some things that I should look for when chossing a bass? Like the fretboard and everything. Is a ebony fretboard what I want?Thanks alot, I appreciate anyones advice or insight. I really need the help because I dont know anyone that plays double bass around here.