So I was in my local Guitar Center trying out a fretless 4 string Warwick Thumb. (I own a fretless Corvette model because I got it for a steal on Ebay but I think the Thumb is just an amazing bass overall.) Anyway I was jamming along, had it plugged into an Ampeg SVT Classic (you know, THE bass head since like the late 60s) and was getting some awesome tones out of this setup. After a while a GC employee takes notice and walks by to ask how I was liking everything. He goes into sales pitch mode after I say I'm really digging the sounds and comments on how high of quality Warwick instruments are and then proceeds to tell me "wow, that bass has like almost no fret buzz, you can tell it's really well-made" I stop playing immediately and give him a quizzical look and reply "...uh.. yeah.. it has no frets." Just when I think he's said the stupidest thing ever, he keeps talking... He then proceeds to lean on the amp and then suddenly pulls back and puts his hand on top of the Ampeg head and remarks "oh man, something must be wrong with this amp, it's getting really warm!" I reply calmly "Of course, it's an all-tube amp, they tend to get a little warm" The employee then exclaims "A tube bass amp? I thought that tubes were only for guitar amps?" Now I know tons of people have plenty of stories about dumb employees at the big brand stores but come on! This was almost as bad as the Mitsubishi dealer salesman that told me when I asked him a basic question about the Lancer Evolution that "I'd probably know more about the car than him." Where are the qualified salespeople in this world?