I popped into guitar center today while my wife was shopping next door, just to pass the time. While I was noodling on a new player series jazz bass an older man walks up to me and says he’s looking to buy a bass today, limit of $500, and asked if I had any recommendations. This particular GC seems only have low to mid range Basses anyway, so nearly the entire wall fit in his budget. I asked what his background is, says he’s a guitarist wanting to upgrade from his Bronco Bass for playing in church. He showed me the few that had caught his eye and asked if I’d play them so he could hear what they sound like, and give my take on the pros and cons. The ones he liked were an Ibanez Talman, a gretsch jr jet 2, and a sterling SUB stingray. In the end, the stingray won. Can’t say he made a bad choice!