I live up in the Dallas region and sad to say, I don't really know of any Bass stores around here. The only 2 real music stores I go to are Guitar Center and Mars...well...make that just Guitar Center. I would like to make a road trip down to houston and visit my Uncle, so if anyone knows of some bass stores down there, or near by there, I'd be grateful to go there. It's always good to have a purpose for a road trip! So if you could just let me know, I'd be happy! thanks!