I live in Indonesia. Incase you don't know where it is, it's where Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi coffee originated from. Bali island of paradise...ebony, and other exotic wood comes from. I heard that there's a really great guitar/bass maker in the city where I live(Jakarta). I found out where it is, and decided to visit. When I arrived, the place would be considered as slum to most Americans...dirty alleys and etc. Just about a few metres from the place, I heard a really distinct distorting guitar sound whailing away!! I knew I'm in the right place. So I went in to this really beat up place...and only to realise walls of really exotic looking guitars. From Ken Bebensee, Warwick, Ken Smith and etc. Wood ranging from Koa, Bubingga, Mahogany, Ash, Flame-quilted maple etc. The basses looks extremely irresistable!! The nut where people would normally use brass, plastic and elephant (teeth??forgot what it's called), they use Buffalo's bones!! Neck-throughs, set neck, bolt-ons. Anything you want, they did it! Except you have to get your own hard wares. And the price ranges from Indonesian 1.5 Million Rupiah..equivalent to US $150!!! The price goes up with options like multiple wood lamination, extremely hard to get wood(like ebony), and etc. Unfortunately they don't have web site, nor intend to have one, nor plan to expand their business and mass produce. Their bass/guitar sounds as good or better than any famous Luthier's basses/guitar. They spent an avarage of 4 months and up to make one bass. I will post Pics of the place and their product. It's wild man!!! They throw away huge chunks of left over bubinga, mahogany simply because they're so cheap here. I am not bull****ing dudes!! I have pic to prove next time! For records, I own an Alembic Rogue, G&L L2000 and etc...I know how a good bass should look and sound.