First off, I know a few of you Bass Central guys are here, so let me say thanks for the great service when I visited today. You guys are fantastic! I walked in, said my budget is X dollars, I prefer 4 string, whaddya got? Seconds later, I was hooked up to an amp with about six basses to try! Ok, I guess I have been living under a rock because I have never seen such an array of lovely high-end basses before today. Such lovely Wals, Alembics, and Warwicks.....oh my. The real standout today was the Lakland Joe Osborne. Sunburst finish, 4 string, passive. Very nice! The Warwick Thumb Bolt On was an unpleasant surprise - neck too thick. MTD Kingston was very nice. Anyway, thought I would share these pointless ramblings.