so what's the deal about getting my hands on a ctx with a black base? anyone know a shop that will have these or is it totally random? i can only seem to find it with the white base. not like it really matters but i would prefer the black base.
It's random. The only way to ensure you get a black base is to walk into the shop and request one if they have it. Some Internet retailers might have them listed by base color, but that is very rare.