So I went to a nearby city today for an appointment and took some time to check out their music shops (which are always stocked with better and more interesting stuff than my local places). I pulled down probably 15 basses in total and tried a few out. I was excited as most of them were on my "id like to try" list. Unfortunately most of the basses were a total letdown. Setup were garbage, fret sprout everywhere (Canadian winters) and most of them just didn't have much personality. Oddly enough I didn't leave wanting to own all the new basses I tried, I was just happy that I had a few good ones at home. I did, however, learn a few thighs. I might prefer that 2 band EQ on classic Stingrays, Fender Bass VI's are really fun to mess around on, and as much as I enjoyed the Fender Kingman acoustic bass I tried I just don't know when I would use an acoustic fretted bass. So anyways..... I thought I would leave wanting a new Stingray, new Dingwall, Cabronita P-Bass, etc. The only bass that I was truly drawn to the entire day was a Gibson Thunderbird. It was an odd thing but a very cool bass and I kinda want one now...... Anybody else have a "This Bass Suprised Me Today" story?