The bass in question I saw this bass in person, and was a little suprised to see that the hardware and electronics came from an Ibanez. The bridge is stamped with the Ibby logo, and the electronics are Bart MK-1, which are standard on mid-level Ibby's. So here's my question- why such a high price tag on a bass that is handmade, yet uses run of the mill hardware and electronics? At this price point, I would definitely expect something more, like Hipshot hardware and nicer electronics, but that may just be me. Discuss.