Thought it might be cool (and helpful) to share both good and bad experiences with purveyors of bass gear, both on and off-line. I've had some terrific experiences lately with a new store in my area that I stumbled upon online, Giampietro Guitars http://www.giampietroguitars.com located in New Haven, CT. Fantastic selection of mostly high-end basses and gear, and great prices too. Bought my new Ken Smith BTN6 from them, as well as an Epifani T-310 (picking up a T-210 tomorrow). They sold my used Ken Smith for me online and got the price I was hoping for. If you're interested in Lakland, Smith, Mike Lull, Roscoe, Alembic, Fodera, MTD, Modulus, Aguilar, Stewart, Epifani, EA, F Basses, Alembic, Zon, Rick Turner....phew....bass heaven cats!