As a long time member, I've gone through so many builders both new and used basses. I have to admit, buying a high priced boutique has it positives. The craftsmanship, the rareness and the high price point. I really love those but now with another looming recession upon us, I've gone almost completely budget. I still have my Spector US Coda, which are not as pricey as a Fodera, but hey, it's pretty damn nice. Spector has always been my dream bass, when I started playing many ions ago. I recently purchased a KDS Chinese build and also an Ibanez Portomento. I have to admit these Asian built basses are pretty good for the price point; especially the Ibanez. I was wonder how many of us Tb's have gone back to the good ol' budget minded beauties.