Ok, just came back from a big, famous musical instrument chain (in canada) and i am very dissapointed in what i just went through with one of the guys there. There was this beautiful '62 reissue Jazz Bass hanging on the wall. I picked it up and played it for a little while. After a couple seconds I thought "Hmm, wonder why this bass has roundwounds". I asked this guy over there (the jerk who knows **** about fenders) why they didn't put flatwounds on this bass. He told me they ordered it with flats, but he changed them as soon as he got his hands on the bass. I asked him why, and he said that no one plays flatwounds anymore. I told him I still did, and he laughed at my face, asking me "So, how's your blues band going?". I replied to him sternly that i play with flats in my modern/vintage-ish band because of the tone they give me. All of a sudden he started raising his voice, saying how i was wrong, that i didn't use the right strings, that i was just a begginer, etc. He sneaked in a couple swears here and there, while i jus stood there listening to his crap. Out of the Blue, the manager comes out and starts yelling at him for being a jerk. Five minutes after, i see hima the the register, giving back his name tag and stuff. The manager came up to me and apologized. He actually said that he was the one who ordered the flats, and that he was also getting sick of the guy's stupidity. Beautiful Outcome? I have a 35% percent discount in my next five purchases, and 3 sets of flats for free.... Long Live Managers!!!!!!!