Originally Posted by boamedt
...do u guys just spend 1400$ for a (insert bass or amp) and not hear it first hoping it sounds good?
Yep. I live in the middle of nowhere. I have spent thousands of dollars on buying, selling, shipping and trying all kinds of gear - mostly basses as amps are more difficult to ship.
Fortunately, there are a couple stores here that happen to between them carry good enough bass amps. Even more fortunate, most of my gigs are PA/IEM these days so I don't need an amp.
I still need basses though...