I saw the words "Soviet bass" in a thread yesterday and I think it may have triggered a potentially hazardous GAS attack. I love to collect things from the former USSR, I just hadn't considered that there were electric basses to be had. I'm in trouble now. Didn't find much on the topic by searching here on TB, no club but a few pics here and there, so I started banging around on Google. I found some good info, but nothing that answered a few specific questions that I have. So, here goes (and I appreciate any comment from anyone on the topic, even the snark!). Do you own one or more USSR bass? Please post a pic!!! I understand that Soviet basses are often considered unplayable, is that true? If not, which models would you say are more playable in general? Which models are just wall art only? I understand that Soviet basses sound like absolute дерьмо, is that true as well? What would you consider to be a good / safe source to purchase from? I am also a photographer and I have collected Soviet Leica copies in the past, most of which I acquired on eBay straight from the Ukraine without much trouble. All Soviet basses currently on eBay are in the Ukraine. Given the current дерьмо that's going on in that region, would I be crazy to hit BIN? (other than the fact that these basses play like дерьмо) Any U.S. sources? The ones for sale on websites seemed super over priced to me. Provided I get into the acquisition phase of this attack, does anyone have any interest in starting a club? Or is there a club already that I didn't find? Hey thanks, and nostrovia!