I'm fixing to start playing bass again and am looking for a store with a decent selection. I'm leaning torwards a plain old mim jazz bass, but would kind of like a five string but don't really need one. I dropped into the guitar center in el cerrito and san jose as well as music unlimited in san leandro. I was less then impressed with the selection of basses they had. I am not totally sold on the fender and would like to try out the peavey grind ntb and the yamaha bb605. All the stores seemed to stock a ton of cheap yamaha, ibanez, and squire basses and a lot of nice basses that are out of my range but nothing around the 4 or 500 range other then the mim fenders. The fenders sound fine and I would be happy with one I would just like to try out one or 2 others in the same price range before I buy one. I'm open to other brands but really am just looking for a store with a good selection so I can make a choice. On an unrelated question is the price of MIM Fender Jazz basses fixed at 419 all of a sudden? I started to look about a year ago but didn't have the time and the prices varried quite a bit now I looked at several online stores and they all sell for the exact same price. I'm not keen on buying online but looking through the online stores was my method for narrowing down my choices. If you do respond my job takes me pretty much all over the bay area from san jose all the way up to Sacramento so no store is to far if they have a good selection.