I might have to bump this tomorrow morning, given that it's midnight on this side of the pond, but I'm in a posting mood. I'm looking to buy my 'step up' bass in the next month or so. I always head to the bass cellar on denmark street for strings, but I've noticed a few problems, mostly based, I think, on the fact that they see a lot of people and many of them are, well, dicks. 1) If they don't know you, they don't really like getting into convesations. 2) They really aren't big fans of people coming in and playing a load of their basses (I have to do this as I haven't played many basses and I need to get a feel). 3) They are not up for making deals. I admit that I've not tried this with basses but I used to buy my guitars at their sister shop (world of music) and that was my experience. So, does anyone know of a friendlier, more open bass shop in the London area. I don't drive so on the public transport system would be good. Cheers guys.