I recently had a falling out with my luthier who works out of a reputable boutique bass outfit. Back in November I dropped off my Squire DAJV to switch it from active to passive. It came back 3 weeks later with the rear electronics plate off & the 3 chrome tone contros missing. I assumed the missing hardware was in a plastic bag inside my gig bag. Not. I texted the guy & no reply. Soon I brought the bass back for more work. The luthier seemed incredlous that I originally had the parts on. He said he'd look. 2 weeks later when I picked up the bass he very callously told me that he the bass was there too long & that he wasn't responsible for lost parts! (3 weeks?) I let it go in the interest of maintaining a good working relationship with him. Even though the back plate can't be replaced. I perform with the bass with an open back! Today I sent strings to the guy & asked to hold on to them. He asked why the concern that he wouldn't hold on to them. I had to remind him off the recently lost parts. He got downright beligerent texting "not cool", flat out denied EVER loosing parts. I told him that is it. We are through. I can't work with someone who childishly can't take responsibility for ANYTHING. I live near Palm Springs. Anyone good out here? My Squire is necely set up & all it will need is a periodic TR adjustment. The pont is that when I find a new tech, in 90% of cases he will try to charge me for a set up when all that is needed is a twist of an Allen wrench. Eventually I want to be shown how to do it myself. How much relief is desired etc. Other projects might be a neck board redressing for a fretless. That requires special tools. (That is what I planned with this jerk. I should smear his and the boutique's name all over this site.) Any open suggestions or PMed are fine!