I went to Houston to see my dad on Monday, and since i was in from Austin i wanted to see what kind of selection they had in the "Big City". I called them up and asked if they carry Zon, the phone guy did not what a Zon was. Not a big deal since it is a higher end bass and not that well known to none bass players. I figured what the hell i just go look (no one ever came to the phone to talk) for myself and play a few. When i got there i was pretty much the same a in Austin; musical instruments everywhere everything kinda hectic. I went right over to the bass section and they had 2 Pedulla's and one MTD and 6 Warwick as far as upper end bass goes, (MTD upper end, or basses i have not tried). I asked for some assistance since all the basses were like 3 stories high and this lady comes over and asks what Id like to see. I think; cool i would like to see that Pedulla 5 string there and she did not what that was either . When i tried to plug it in, she did not know how to work the Ampeg selecta cab/amp (which i had to show explain to her). Once i got it playing i was not impressed with the fretboard at all, it was all shiny and coated. I think maybe the batteries (active?) in the p/j style Barts were drained because i got not get any good tone. She kept asking me if i was going to trade in my other basses to get this one? I asked if she had any basses with EMG's and of course she had no idea what i was talking about. I then asked to see a Yamaha and she gets down a warwick streamer . It can't be that hard to find someone who knows about basses (at all!) in Houston to work for them? I really felt bad because she had to get this small ladder out to get the basses down, and i just wanted to check em out, she thought i was going to drop 2500 on a fretless pedulla. All in all my time/ trip to the GC was wasted. By the way this is the one on Westheimer and Voss. I should have gone to the other store where they actually carried Zon.