Yesterday I stopped at a music store that is a national chain to look at and possibly purchasing a new 5 string. While checking out some Ernie Ball and Ibanez basses a salesman approached me. He was indeed nice and wanted to help. However when he asked me what amp I use, I guess in an effort to find something comparable to test drive some basses, that's were he lost me. I told him I use a GK MB800. His response was: " Never heard of it. " So I clarified: " What, the MB800?" He replied:" I've never heard of GK. Do they make bass amps?" I just figured maybe he usually works in another department. He continues: " What kind of bass are you looking for?" I told him that I was interested in a 5string. He told me he thought "fretless" basses sounded "cool" and wanted to know if I wanted to try out a Markbass combo. C'mon man.