Any novice will tell you how intimidating it is when trying a bass out in a shop. The assistants are one thing, the other customers are something else: all trying out their fave lines. What should we look for in a bass before purchasing? Any advice on questions to ask and answers to be weary of? And how do we get over that awful moment when the assistant asks if we'd like to 'give it a try?' I know i'm not on my own here, please help.