Recently a bass player on a greek forum mentioned that Bartolini have moved all of their production out of the US. He was told this by a local luthier who said that because of this move he will no longer offer Barts as an option on his instruments. Checking here, it would seem that they are still made in California, but given how old their site appears to be it may not reflect a relatively recent change. Could the collective wisdom of this forum positively call BS on what the luthier claims? Note that I am not talking about the MK stuff, but Bartolini's more expensive lines of pickups and preamps. Thanks in advance for any responses.