Somewhere here on TB I saw this URL mentioned a while ago: http://www.dpcustom.com (I can't recall where, and the search engine doesn't want me to find it. So please forgive me if this has been brought up earlier...) I checked it out and, whoa - custom made five-string for a base price of $500! You can have bass made to your specs for, well, practically no money at all (at least compared to other custom shops)! There has to be something wrong with this - I mean, the man's price policy is just too good to be true. Does anyone know more about this man and his lutherie? Should one pull back or look closer? BTW, he has linked TalkBass on his welcome page! How cool is that?