Let me start off by saying, I'd appreciate it if people who come on here to naysay state whether or not they have ever played one of Dave's basses, and if you owned one what was the year. Thank You. Anyway now I can kick this off right. I took the plunge and put a down payment on a DP custom bass. It won't be done for a few months (7) but I figure I could drop some specs on you guys so you can just let the image simmer. Specs for the Bass: 4-String Hidden Neck-Thru Single-Cut Body Swamp Ash Body Purpleheart Topcap Ebony Bass Clef Body Inlay 5 Piece Neck of Hard Maple and Walnut Ebony Fretboard 24 Frets Gold Fretwire Purpleheart Fret Dots 3 Ultralite Tuners Drop D Tuner Ultralite Kahler Bass Trem Nordstrand Big Singles Aguilar 2-Band Preamp Knobs: Standard Schaller Straplocks Hardware Color: Gold Heres a pic of my current jazz bass to show where the inlay on the body will be. My only decision right now is whether I would rather go with Gabon or Macassar Ebony. I asked him if there is an upcharge and if there are any tonal properties to consider between the two.