Never been there before (it's a music shop in Indiana) but I was visiting family... I got to try a Sukop 6 string, a DePinto and a LTD J-1005. Definatley worth the trip, as they had a number of other interesting basses as well (new mosrite, warwick inifinity, high end Gretch, Tobias, etc.) I don't feel qualified to review the Sukop. Suffice to say, it was phenomenal. The tone was incredible, though the spacing was a bit wide. Seemed like a deal for the 3k+ they were asking. The DePinto was also very cool. The looks are Love/Hate (I love) but it was much more "vintage" and versatile than the Ibanez artcore basses. Most importantly, the LTD J-1005. It looks like this. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bass/Electric?sku=516760 I've long been prejudiced against EMG pickpus and LTD basses, but this bass challenged all that. At first it was a bit spanky, but cutting the highs and boosting the bass a bit (it has a 2 band eq) brought out one of the best bass tones I've ever heard in sub $1k basses. Super deep, very clear, and quite punchy. The hipshot hardware, body binding, and paint job is well attended to (the wine red is really nice in person, but the natural was pretty also). The "b" is tighter than most 34" scale instruments, and though I prefer Lakland necks, the neck profile and string spacing is quite comfortable and uncrowded. Anyone looking for a bass in the $8-900 range owes it to themselves to try this bass out.