Made a trip to Cincy yesterday to get some work done on both of my basses, and had the pleasure of meeting fellow TBer Nick Lloyd in realspace instead of cyberspace. Very nice guy, interesting conversationalist, and quite capable of wielding the tools of luthiery, he was able to cure my carved bass of a serious cold by repositioning the soundpost and dressing the fingerboard, which was getting buzzy around the octave. Nick was nice enough to arrange to do this on a "while you wait" basis as I was coming from 100 miles away, which saved me some time and a trip, and professional to the point where he wanted to make sure everything was to my liking before I headed back even if it meant hanging around and tweaking things to my satisfaction even after I'd already written the check. How's that for service? Off topic, it was nice to finally "meet" another DBer from the board, and fun to talk about the differences between "cyberpersonalities" and real ones. So far, my experience with meeting fellow TBers has been nothing but positive, as I'm batting 2 for 2 (I met Chris Y from the BG side this summer). So, just a heads up to anyone in the general Cincy/Indy/Louisville etc. area......there's a new guy in town, and he's well worth looking up if the thought of the Bass Cellar's 4 month backlog is too much to bear. I recorded my bass last night after bringing it home, and it sounds MUCH happier. Guess what that makes me?