hey guys, not sure if this is the place to place this. I'm from Asia and I have a mate going over to NYC for a business trip. He'll be purchasing a guitar from the stores there, so i thought i might want to ask him to get a bass for me too. Tricky part is that I have no idea of what are the stores over at NYC and there a loads of choices there. I'll need some recommendations on which stores to hit and if possible on what are some of the basses i can get for below $1.2K? I'm looking for an active 4 string bass by the way.