I've been in the market for a new 4 string for a while now. I've found several nice basses at a shop here in Indianapolis but there are two problems. First, the basses were NICE but the strings were dead. When I say dead, I mean like they have been on the bass for a year and have been beaten to death. Second, I dont know if this store was having humidity problems or what, but 4 of the 5 basses I tried had HORRIBLE fret buzz. I was ready to buy a bass that night but nothing was sounding right. I even asked if they could slap on some new strings and adjust the truss on a bass I was really interested in buying and they said no unless I paid for the strings and a setup. Is this too much for me to ask? What would you guys do? I'm not sure if Im too picky, but Id rather take my business elsewhere than buy from some place that can't take care of their instruments.