I've never been to the ISB Convention, but I've always had an interest. I'm trying to work out my summer trade show schedule and am interetsed in the perspective from other Luthiers who have been there. Whatcha' think? I've got a new bass that I've been thinking about entering in the competition, mainly so can get some real feedback and hopefully raise the bar on the next build. This one is a bit modern, so I'm sure the crusty old types will frown a bit. Is it mainly a players gathering, or will there be plenty of other luthier nerds there to socialize with and laugh? What about musical styles represented- I'm mainly a jazz and newgrass player, with no classical chops at all. Are there tonewood suppliers that show up there? I've got several dozen bass tops available and wondered if it is the place to bring them? In short, what can I expect? j.