I just thought I'd ask those of you closest to the construction of basses what we can in expect in the next few years (or decades). Where is the bass going in the future? Reports of the 4-string's demise have been, as Mark Twain would say, greatly exagerated. Is it around for good? Does anyone want to predict its death? What about deforestation, will we have enough wood in decades to come? Or will we all be playing graphite (or whatever) instruments? Any opinions, comments, or predictions on these or other issues would be appreciated. Where are we going?