I've been tossing around this idea for a few weeks now. I am a proud owner of a 535 with swamp ash body, maple/maple neck, and a myrlte top. MTD is the way to go for me, no question. However, I still wonder if maybe I might have held off until I tried different wood combinations. When I picked up this bass from Glenn @ austinbasstraders.com, I was able to play a few other MTD's, including the crotch walnut ash body bass found in Mike's gallery, as well as the 'classic' MTD combo, wenge/wenge neck with tulipwood body. I was taken aback by two aspects of Mike's work: 1) each wood combination provides radically different tonal qualities, like ingredients in a casserole 2) Regardless of tonal difference, the level of quality and the uniform attention to detail on each instrument was impressive. Basically, I am proposing a swap between fellow MTD users who are curious about different wood combos, but don't necessarily want to make a permanent switch. Would it be worth the risk and the cost of shipping? Maybe this is just a crackpot idea, but it's been consuming my thoughts. For instance, I would love to trade my MTD for a 535 with a walnut body and a wenge neck. Or maybe an ash body with a walnut top and wenge neck. What do you think?