So i'm thinking of buying an upright stick bass. I'm a total beginner with uprights, never played one before, other than a quick go on someone else's that was a surprising amount of fun and made me see the possibilities. When buying an instrument I generally prefer to start premium than first buy cheap/beginner, have to learn on a harder-to-play instrument and later lose money from trading up. I'm looking for something that sounds as much like a regular double bass as possible, or even warmer, growlier. The leader of one band I play with really wants me to play with a bow too, not only finger playing. I really like the appearance of the NS Design basses, has anyone got anything good/bad to say about their tone/playability in comparison to other EUBs? Beyond the things one checks for when buying a used bass guitar, what are the extra things to look out for when buying a used upright stick bass? Also, I love having a bottom B string on my bass guitar. I was recently given a 4 string bass guitar but can't get comfortable playing it due to that missing string. Am I crazy for thinking I should get a 5 string EUB?