Dropped into a local music store on Saturday. Picked up a Schecter California Custom 4 string Jazz bass. Very impressive. Plugged it into a 600 watt Tech Systems head with a 6-10 bottom. The price for the schecter? USD 1,300. I didn't know much about Schecter products and surfed into a couple of sites in the USA where they sell for USD599. I think the Swiss aren't aware of the internet, online shopping Fedex/DHL, etc because I can land one of those into my living room for under USD900. When you ask for a price here, they open a catalogue and quote you the manufactures list price, not suggested retail price. When you tell about options like, internet shopping, they kind of blush, acknowledge that they've heard about it and then ask you if you want to buy from them. Idiots. Good cheese, though.