I recently made the drive to the store in Fort Wayne, and it was definitely worth the time and gas. The place is amazing — a virtual music mall with it's own food court — and the people there bend over backward to help you. That said, I was there in Fort Wayne looking for a new primary bass. I've been playing an old school Fender Precision for the past 10 years or so, but in my current band situation, I was needing something with active electronics and a mid-range price tag. I spent most of the day trying out over a dozen basses, but at the end of the day, it came down to a hard choice between the D-4 and an Lakland Skyline. The Skyline was a great bass and worth the money, but ultimately it was the D-4's distinct, deep, rich, woody, growling tone that won me over. I've never played a bass that was as rock solid down low as the D-4, and it still sings and rings nicely up high. The action was just right (low and fast) out of the box — yes, the customer rep. pulled it out of the original packaging for me, as it was not among those on display — and I haven't found a single buzzy spot on the neck. This bass plays and sounds great whether you're picking, plucking, thumping, slapping, or popping. On top of all that, it's downright gorgeous. I highly recommend it.