I'm looking to move up to a nicer bass, and I have my eye on the Warwick Thumb neck-thru and maybe even the Streamer Stage II...BUT the thing is I'm looking through all the threads in the Bass forum, and everyone always says (and rightly so) to "make sure you try X bass, OH and you HAVE to try Y bass before you buy anything!". OK that's great but HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO TRY THOSE OUT WHEN NO ONE AROUND HERE SELLS THEM!?? I don't want to make a huge purchase mistake with this kind of cash. The only thing I can think of without travelling hundreds of miles is waiting for a bass convention, but I never know when those are if they even happen around Columbus, OH...and for all I know the next one might be six months away AND I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG PEOPLE!! Sorry to ramble, but I'm freaking out. Please help before I plunk down my 2G's. Sweet Lord help me.