This has been bothering me for a long time.... I have played some nice basses, and I've played some REALLY nice basses.... I've owned 90's Warwicks, Zons, USA Spectors, USA Laklands, MTD 535's, Smith basses, USA Fenders etc etc.... and I've spent time with Sadowskys, Foderas, Vigier, Kubicki, Alembic, Modulus and many many others....... Sooooo...... what the deal with $6,000.00 passive, bolt-on, J-bass copies lacking exhibition tops or crazy electronics?? I just KNOW I'm gonna get flamed over this but I see guys going absolutely BANANAS over these things.... I like to think I have a pretty wide basis for comparison, and I like to think that I've seen a reasonable cross-section of what's available in terms extremely high quality basses.... to the point where everything in terms of the construction of a stringed instrument is PERFECT and everything else (such as woods) is personal preference.... so imagining that everything on these basses is perfectly constructed and the quality of the materials / parts is top-shelf.... what makes these worth DOUBLE the other "perfect" fender clones available from a half dozen makers? I'm not bashing.... I really wanna know!