ok...so i had this crazy idea. as we here in the pacific northwest (wa, or, id, etc) have a good number of very talented luthiers/manufacturers (bee basses, benevente, minnieweather, audere preamps, mike lull, david king, etc.), i thought it would be a great idea to feature them in a 'bass day' type format here in the northwest somewhere. the motivation behind this is that these people are some SERIOUSLY talented builders and, other than seeking them out somehow, you would never have the opportunity to try out or just see in person any of the fine offerings they have as they aren't available in any 'guitar centers' or other music stores and only a select few people (in the grand scheme of things) ever get to attend a 'namm show' type event. this would open up a whole new 'in their backyard' market who are going way outside their areas to have other luthiers build for them only because they were totally un-aware that these builders were in their own hometown. if you are in the pacific northwest or have any ties to any manufacturers in or around the northwest and think this would be a good idea, please hit me up and let me know. if you, on the flipside, think this is a crazy idea, hit me up and let me know that too. thanks and i look forward to your thoughts.