A friend of mine told me at the NYE gig that he had seen a upright bass at a furniture resale shop in the next town over. I went over there expecting to find a cheapo Chinese bass...boy was I suprised!
Turned out to be an Upton Bass Hawkes Hybrid that cost $4,300 when new.
It needs a little work (new bridge, end pin, and bass bar) but we'll have her singing again in no time.
The price you ask? $50
Where have you been, friend?