Played many a bass today at GC boston. First one was a fretless Stambaugh. Odd body shape, and inline 4 headstock. Beautiful figured fretboard and body. It was amazing, but the controls were a little bland. Volume and tone, and one pickup. Still sounded killer. Next I picked up a Peavey B quad 4 stringer, used for 799. It was missing a few knobs, a switch, but played very nicely. It had confusing controls and such, but I didn't mind. The pickups were raised too high, but that could be easily fixed. great bass! VERY Solid. thirdly, I picked up a status series 1 4 stringer. It played nicely, but teh tone was a little icky, and the tone controls were ultra sensitive. Fourthly, I picked up an old Warwick streamer corvette, one of those old Pre-infinity type thing. It needed a setup, but played great. Sounded and looked very weird. It was also selling for like 2800$ used. The thing sounded a little thin, but nothing a good setup couldn't fix. It was a light bass, but unline most warwicks.. it felt almost flimsy. The hollow body made me afraid that if i slapped it to hard, I would break the thing. Finally, I played a Pedulla Thunderbolt 5. Easy to play, great tone. It was my favorite. It was setup fine, and sounded great on teh upper and lower registers. I went to the acoustic room looking for a Tacoma or something to play, b ut all they had was a Renniassance (sp?), a few ibanez and fender acoustics.... and plenty of purdy guitars. It was worth the walk.