I'm in Central Florida for a meeting and I checked out Bass Central during some down time. That is one great shop with a really nice staff! I will definitely give them some of business in the future. They really know how to treat customers, even if they don't have pockets stuffed with cash! I got to check out some basses that I have been hearing about like a Sadowsky Metro five. I really wasn't too impressed. I know manyh great players use them, but I think I would just as soon played a good high end Fender like a USA Deluxe or Victor Bailey V. At least where I was, the Fenders as good or mayb e better for $1,100 less. Remember, this is just my opinion, those who like Sadowskys don't need me to approve their choice of gear! I played a five string Victor Wooten model Fodera and I really liked it. It just was too expensive for my blood. For $5,000, I am talking a bass, a stack and half a car down payment! What really impressed me were the new double pup Stingrays! Those basses sound massive! Everything I already loved in a Stingray plus more. At $1,100 for a four or $1,389 for a five, these basses are too good to be true. I finally checked out a single pup Bongo and I'm glad I did not get one. It was good, but I would rather have a Stingray. Other that Music Man, I really loved the Laklands I played. I liked the DJ5 with the J-Retro, but I wish they had a passive one for me to play. What suprised me was how much I still liked the 55-01, even compared to the DJ5 and the Sadowsky. I am gonna have to get another 55-01! At $650, that bass may be the best bass for the money in the whole world. I also brought along my Peavey Foundation that I picked up for $125 last week. I showed it to Beaver Felton since he used to endorse them back in the 1980s. He couldn't believe I got it so cheap. Beaver played some cool stuff on it. The man can still burn! He said he still had a white one. He also talked about how Peavey gave it the thinnest neck on the market when they introduced it. I am so glad I got that bass the other day. After I got get the Hipshot fitted on it, it will be even better. All in all, check out Bass Central. They have a great selection and they really know how to treat a customer. They will for sure get my money in the future, God willing.