I'm noticing that more and more, players are opting to have custom basses made, as opposed to buying an established brand or going the high end route. I think it's great the so many people are giving the small indie lutheir a chance to get his products "out there", and spreading the praise once their instrument is delivered to them with satifactory results. I still love Warwicks, Lulls, MTD's, etc., but I also absolutely love Eshenbuaghs as well. I also know that DP has a lot of fans here. Sometimes it becomes a matter of economics, but when you finally get your custom job, it usually ends up being a helluva lot better than you could've imagined. Plus, it gives you a chance to test the feasibilty of that "mega bass" idea that you've been dreaming about! Personally, I think that being able to build a bass by hand is an awesome talent, and I respect what these guys do. Hell, I wish I could do it!