This does pertain to bass playing, so dont worry about that. Anyways, the first place i went to was club bass, great little store, any bassist who is anywhere near ossington and queen should definetely stop by. The owner dave gave me good help and showed me some high quality cabs and things, swapping heads and cabs as i asked. Great store! Ok, onto what he showed me. First was a berg HT112, the main reason i had for going down was to try one of them. Not impressed at all. I found it to be weak, which is dissapointing because i expected so much more. Then a Genz-Benz 112. Better, but not the best. The last cab was a EA 112, and it was a beaut. Wonderful sound that i loved and cant stop thinking about. Also finally tried a Lakland while is was there, first bass ive ever played since i got my L-2000 that i felt was on par. After that i went to Songbird Music, on Queen. All used equipment, and it shows. All the basses were junk, and the amps were OK, but there selection was pretty lousy. After that i went to Steve's. I went there for 2 reasons: to try a geddy and a rick 4003. Both were sold out! This infuriated me, but oh well. Did try some more cabs, although nothing that equalled the EA. Finally, i walked all the way back to Long and McQuade. Tried a Geddy there, and i gotta say i dont see what all the fuss is about. First bass ive ever seen that looks better in pictures. Anyways, to me it was just another J bass, only a little better looking. Tried an SVT, liked it but still not as good as the EA. All in all, it was a worthwhile trip ($20 CAD for public transit, argh!) and i learned some stuff. Club bass rules, the others were meh. before i went i was thinking berg, now EA is in my sites. Anyways, im sure this post will somehow help someone in some small way.