I was at Sam Ash the other day finally picking up my SWR LA-15 and just browsing the small bass section. The only available amp (they only have one plugged in out of all the displayed!) was being used by a customer and a representative. The customer was really asking for a P-bass but I kinda had this feeling he wasn't exactly a gear-head... the store rep must've known too because the more the customer insisted on a P-bass the more the rep tried to shove a different bass down his throat (no, not literally), most likely a more expensive bass. The rep kept saying "Why would you want a cheap P-bass when you can have this. This ones alot better. If you want a P-bass you'll be going for the American one and that costs alot more. You can get a cheap Mexican brand but it won't sound at all good." To make matters worst the customer had his mom with him buying into everything the store rep said. I felt sorry for the guy... Anyone else seen this happen at a guitar store? Moral of the story, avoid store reps like the plague, and try to keep a distance from your mom (if you still shop with her).