So it looks like I'm finaly ordering a custom bass sometime soon instead of buying used stuff. I've owned US Spectors, Warriors, Benaventes etc.. My favorite so far has been my benny 219-b. At any rate I was just curious for those out there who have ordered basses from affordable luthiers before, who I should be looking at for a top quality bass that doesnt cost more than my car. Looking for nice top, atleast 5 piece neck through, top quality dual coils and active pre, wood pu covers, maybe laminate fingerboard? basically someone who can give me all the bells and whistles for under $2500 and do a damn good job at it. I was looking at Dave Pushic, as I really like the scroll bass he makes, and he has good prices. Just curious if there are others out there I should be looking at that I might not have heard of, as I dont have the money to order a Fodera, Jerzy Drozd, Benavente etc.. with all the stuff I want. So if you have any leads please post a site for the luthier and bass pics if you have any. I really appreciate it!!