Do you think that the majority of the bass playing/manufacturing community are more or less traditionalists? I'm beginning to lean toward this assumption for one simple reason. All of the musical instrument manufacturers I have contacted over the years seem to not be interested in 'state of the art' technology incorporated into electric interments. I will not mention company names, but can say that responses, if there is a response, is something like "Oh, great design, unfortunately this does not fit into our current marketing plan". This says to me that as long as there are signature instruments, using traditional configurations, and that's what "sells", then there is no real need to bring electric instruments to newer levels. For those of us who are engineers and designers during our day time hours, and use this knowledge to try and enhance a players versatility and uniqueness in our spare time, it's disheartening that only a small group of individuals will ever know the vast capabilities of tonal generation that is achievable through micro-processor control. Your thoughts?