Has anyone checked out Basslabs basses or had the opportunity to try one? (JMX?) They seem to have a really different, (and cool), take on the fundamentals of bass building. For instance, the basses come with a cable that you connect to a charging plug on the bass for your batteries (I think they have lots of LED's), the bodies are supposed to be featherweight due to their hollow carbon fiber bodies, they use DeCapo Basstronic onboards (never heard of them), Elastic-Trem Tuning Fork Systems hardware (never heard of them), and Rough Crystal pups (never heard of them), aside from the more common components they offer. Then there's the necks, a "wave" shaped neck (rises to a rounded peak in the middle), and 3 types of angled "D" shape necks. Their design orientation is discussed at www.basslab.de/ENG/ETCH/etch.htm They sound like they'll build anything you can dream up.