and it was AWESOME! There were many booths i enjoyed, such as markbass, elixir, spector, and status, and it was great to try so many basses. I also saw performances from Yolanda Charles and Jaw Wobble, and masterclasses from Andy Irvine and Guy Pratt. Guy Pratt's class had me crying with laughter, and I learned a bunch from Andy Irvine. Anyway, back to basses. I played a ritter, a fodera, a vintage, a pedulla, a hofner, a spector, a status and a kala. Of course there were many other basses, both there on behalf of the makers and distributors, including rob allen, skjold, MTD non-usa, Carvin, Music man, fender, G and L, MLP, and many others. Out of everything I played/saw, Status owned the show. I had the chance to play a Paramatrix kingbass with a zebrano top, which was FANTASTIC. The action was superbly low, and the mix of the thin body and the headless design made it super comfortable. The preamp is complex, but a status booth worker explained it to me, and then it felt like I had every tone, ever (I'm only half kidding). The other thing that caused them to blow everyone else out of the water was the 14 30th anniversary series 2 basses that they brought. Each one had a different wood, and all had the neck-through graphite with bridge tuning. They were perfectly put together, and there will only be 14, ever, which makes me sad, as they were being sold for 5,995 each. So, I left without one, and there was already 2 sold by the end of today. so I doubt by the time I have 6000 quid (10 years from now ) they will be available. So, all in all, for basses, status win. Now on to amps/pedals. I saw and heard many amps, such as ashdown, aguilar, markbass, fender, GK, TC, and more. I wasnt really paying too much attention to what i was hearing from the amps, but whenever I did listen, TC electronic and markbass sounded the best to me. I won't go into too much detail into amps, since this is the bass sub-forum, but those 2 companies were the best to my ears, with the markbass graphic EQ pedal being my favorite pedal. If you are in london, i recommend that you come see this show! it is at the Olympia and you can buy tickets at the door (i think). I had so much fun playing all this gear and seeing some great performances!