In the age of limitless online purchasing options available. Man people are buying without trying first. Running off reviews, hype, youtube videos or even just general curiosity. Im sure most of us have had some winners, some losers and some we stood there wondering. What piece of gear (bass,amp,pedal etc) exceeded your expectations or took you by surprise? For me its was a Gretsch G2220 i bought off a member here. I seen and it looked cool and i was looking for a shorty at the time. i looked at a few reviews and pulled the trigger. It arrived and had a really nice feeling neck, sounded great plugged in and unplugged. It now sits in a stand by my couch where i can brag it anytime im sitting down and noodle away. the ergonomics of it just fit nicely for me.