Today I went to a "Basses-Electric and Acoustic" an all-bass store in Rancho Cordova, CA (a part of Sacramento). In a nondescript industrial park owner Juan Ortiz is bringing a much-needed selection of tasty bass gear to the area. He had the full line of Aguilar equipment, almost all of the much-ballyhooed Schroeder cabs, a few big Accugrooves, a bunch of Bergantino stuff, EBS pedals. And then the basses... He mainly has the less-expensive stuff hanging up (a bunch of Michael Kelly acoustics and Trabens, a Lakland Jerry Scheff Skyline). Hidden from view to prevent damage he has quite an assortment--Ritter (including an amazing blue/yellow sandwich finish), Benavente, Pedulla. He also let me play his own incredible Turner Renaissance fretted 5.He said he's planning to add a very well-respected Canadian brand and start selling some power amps in the near future. He also had really good prices on strings and accessories (he's closing out some stuff for a local music store that's getting out of the biz) and he's trying to get an in-house repair dept. going. I tried both the Skyline Jerry Scheff (with lipstick-tube pickups) and Juan's Turner through the DB 750 into a Schroeder 1210 cabinet. The Scheff was very playable and had a great variety of vintagey tones. The Ag and Schroeder had a very full sound--the low end impact was most impressive. Juan has a website at www.basses-electric-acoustic.com. Right now he said he's not really focusing on Internet sales. He also happens to run a printer/copier toner business out of the same space so it sounds like he's really busy. I don't have any connection to him, I just thought he was a nice guy with some stellar gear in a region that doesn't have too many options for high-quality bass equipment.