A guitar player entering Dallas Market Hall on Saturday may have thought he'd died and gone to Heaven, but my first thought was "Why did they clutter this place up with all these six-stringed instruments?" Pete Skjold's booth was a 5-string oasis. Pete's a great host, and his basses are everything they're cracked up to be. All the superlatives that have been reported are true. Just seeing one of his white wenge fingerboards made the trip to Dallas worthwhile. Finding Jon Kammerer's booth was a nice surprise. His unique 4-string basses are worth a look, and a 5-string version is in the works. If you like custom inlays, these instruments will light you up. And by the way, my T.B. T-shirt ("We don't want any treble") drew some curious glances and a few smiles of approval.