Ok, so maybe the title doesn't make any sense but what I'm trying to say is... ...when I'm at the bass section in the local stores I try as hard as I can to play the best that I can. I just don't want anyone to see me sucking like I really do so I concentrate on playing my one good lick which I practice all the time. I was at the store last night with my bass teacher and he picked up this Fender Jazz bass and started to play it. Well, this guy can play and I'm thinking a crowd's gonna gather around to watch. Guess again, he sounded really bad. People were giving him strange looks and I know that if he wasn't as big as he is, someone would have decked him just to keep him from playing. The thing is, I know he can can play, but it seems like when he's out in public he goes out of his way to sound really bad. When I ask him, he just looks at me and says "oh, I just wanted to hear what the amp sounded like", then laughs . Wassup with that?