Like most of us, I'm looking for the "perfect bass" -- light, great action, killer tone. Here are my parameters: 1.5"/38mm nut width, 34" scale (though I am intrigued by the possibilities of a 32" scale), light weight, simple, passive pickup and control arrangement. I have and play an Ibanez Gio (neck too wide), a Fender Jazz Bass (way too heavy), and an Ibanez Mikro (scale too short). I've parsed the websites of every major maker I know of. Are there any small makers who aren't in the "boutique" category who might be worth a look? I have never had a chance to try Yamaha basses (I live in a small city with only two shops -- limited choice). My aesthetic tastes run very conservative, and as I noted, simple passive electronics are preferred. I've given some thought to assembling a bass with parts from Warmoth, but that runs pretty expensive. Open to suggestions -- thanks!