Yeah - this it the 20,000 Guitar Center thread - but I urge you to move along if you feel the need to post negatively. This thread is only for those who appreciate the place. I had an experience yesterday and would like to share it. I was fiddling with a crappy bass and crappy amp, and a salesboy approached me. I must admit, I was at first fearstricken as I was sure he was about to try and sell me somthing - but this kid had something to offer. A lesson to all salespeople in music stores. He said hi. Than he asked if I'd been playing a long time. Then he asked what kind of gear I used. BRILLIANT! If all salespeople would use these 3 steps, I believe they'd never annoy us again. He made no assumptions, only conversation, and I'd be really happy to give him a sale. He did not try and teach me anything, or tell me anything I might already know. I hope they're training em all to work this way - it seems so simple. Also, I notice most of the complaints people have about GC is how loud and annoying it is in there. Uhhh... don't go on a saturday afternoon, uh duh! I went at 5PM and I was one of 4 people in the place. It's a great place to check out warwicks, fenders, mm and a bunch of other great equipment... oops, did I slip fender in there? If you want to check out other stuff, go somewhere else - those stores will carry whatever 10 brands they happen to carry. I like guitar center. That's all.