Okay, I've played a few Warwicks in my considerably short time as a bass player (2 years, roughly 10 or so 'wicks). All of these have been in Guitar Center, either in Hollywood or in Sherman Oaks. Never once have I played one that seemed AWESOME (tonally/feel-wise), and never once have I seen one that made me think "Damn, this is worth over one grand!" Then on various places (UG, here) I've heard that the GC Warwicks are all the worst Warwicks possible, just there to get money, not sell great Warwick quality basses. So, my question is, where are the great Warwicks? Small mom & pop stores, cuz I've never seen a really expensive bass in any of htose (Well, except for Westwood Music, but there are no 'wicks there either). Do they exist? Are they to be found in any store? Order from Warwick themselves? Or should one just scoure eBay for a pre-'98 in half-decent condition?