O.K. fellas, heres the deal, I have been looking, and looking for the perfect four string and just cant seem to find it. Ideally, I would purchase a Modulus Q4 if I could afford a new one ( with the options I want). As some of you probably know, Modulus basses have gone up a great deal in price ( 2,750.00 for the Q4 I want with my options). I have played many basses and cannot find a bass that fits me or my needs.I want an aggresive modern sounding bass with all the basic perameters ( bass, mids, treble, highs, blend, active, pasive) I have a budget of around 2,200.00 ( plus or minus 200.00) and am thinking of having a bass built to my specs. I am waiting for a reply from Chris Stambaugh, I have visited his website and like what the way he approaches things. Anyway, is there any other luthiers that you could recomend for a custom build within my price range? It could be bolt on or neck thru, I just want someone who will taylor a bass to my specs without charging me 5,000.00 bucks.