I was at guitar center the other day trying out as many basses as I could. (I'm looking at getting another) And I really noticed the lack in quality of their basses. It seemed that every bass had some issue with their knobs. They would just spin like a top or sometimes fall off. I'm not planning on ever buying a guitar from them. I really enjoyed their selection and prices but they have such little quality control. What do you folks think about guitar center?