So if you read my Carvin thread, you know I want a custom bass. Problem is, Carvin doesn't do quite everything that I want, and that is why they are comparatively less expensive. Then I thought, hey, if I'm willing to spend $1,200 or so on a Carvin, maybe I could get *everything* I want, exactly the way I want it, for another $500-$1000. Yeah, that's a lot, but it would justify me selling off a few other basses. I have a lot of basses because they all have different things that make me keep them. But...if I could get rid of 3 basses or so and get all those options I like on *one*, that would justify spending $2,000 or so. So far, Stambaugh and Dave Pushic have been recommended to me. I've also been told Pushic has had quality issues in the past (but is cheaper than Stambaugh.) Here are the options I want... I am pretty flexible on most of them. Perhaps you guys could recommend someone who could do all this for less than $2,500. (Ideally less than $2,000.) Four string bolt on fretted (open to neck through but generally I prefer bolt on.) Traditional body shape... double cut PJ configuration (I am thinking Seymour Duncan or EMG but am open to other things too) Active electronics (I am thinking Audere but am open to other things) Standard body wood (alder?) with blue flame maple top Birdseye maple neck Fretboard probably ebony (or macasser ebony), pau ferro, or something darker. But I would consider a birdseye maple fretboard to go with the birdseye maple neck Headstock to match body Abalone block inlays (must be blocks) 21-frets or more Gold hardware (maybe) Hard case (duh ) Any suggestions appreciated! I've emailed both Chris and Dave already to see about a possible quote for the above.