Well, I'm relatively new at this gear shopping game. I haven't gotten any new basses for about 9 years now and I'm in the market for another one. Can any of you suggest a good retailer I can go to in the VA/No.Va/DC area? Someone with good prices/bargain specials, good repair technicians and a decent selection of gear? I'm from Richmond and all we have is a Sam Ash. The other stores I've gone to are pretty tiny and don't have anything really different to offer. I know I can do internet shopping too, but I am wary of buying a guitar I haven't even gotten to touch and check out. No two basses are alike, right? Am I just being unreasaonable?