Not sure I've titled this thread well..... What I mean is How much should you be paying for a non Euro\N.American bass? It occurs to me...... There are only a few Korean, Indonesian, China instrument factories. The do all the OEM for the big brands! So..... Shine do Peavy, Ibanez, and others, as well as their own. The other companies the others... Now if a bass has the specs you want, what difference is there if it has Ibanez, Peavey or what ever on the headstock. It going to be built by the same operative! The quality, blind folded is going to be the same! I one looks at this bass: http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_c5nt.htm it costs around 300, the Ibanez equivalent costs a bit more, is the Ibanez worth more when its probably made by the same bloke! Also, stupid Warwick, when the Korean Corvettes come in September priced at around 700, do they really offer 700 worth of bass ,when one speced the same out of the same factory, probably built by the same operative, with a different label costs half or even less that half the price. Hence above a certain price threshold isn't it better to buy Euro\N.American, where you pay for that Euro\N.American Quality? I mean if one will pay 700 for a Korean made Corvette std Passive, isn't it better to buy a Cunnuck made Godin Freeway, albeit with less frets? http://www.thomann.de/gb/godin_freeway_5_bass.htm Just some thoughts, I wait for the Mad assaults.