Had a great time at Pete's shop today. Stopped by to see what they were working on for the Arlington Guitar show, and let me tell you, you have to see some of this stuff! I personally can't wait to see the spalted one they were working on today. Its gonna be a looker for sure! Also, at the show they should have 3 basses I believe with the new electronics combinations they have put together. Including their own pre-amp and pups. Im anxious to hear these in the new basses. Pete showed me the electronics board going in and explained the controls to me. It will have a master volume, a bass only boost that should be a lot warmer than the bart pre. It will also have a treble, and an ultrabright control, and a mid contour that if I recal correctly will simultaneously boost the highs and lows while scouping the mids. (Hope Pete corrects me if I got any of that wrong hehe) It will also have a Pickup Selector switch, rather than a pan pot (like my Dingwall), and a passive/active switch. Combined with his new custom pups, it should have a ton of tonal capabilities. There are some really beautiful basses in the works and already completed there now. A couple of basses using a White Wenge which I had not seen before but am now in love with. It has the exact same grain patterns as Wenge but is almost maple white. Also some nice Redwood and Lacewood tops. Pete was really helpfull in telling me about his construction process, from raw wood to finished bass. It was all really interesting to learn. I hope I can go back to the shop in the future when they arent so busy with the upcomming show and maybe get a little more hands on. I saw how they put blocks together for the necks and bodies, and parts of the finishing process. Id like to watch some necks being set or carved out. I think that and the electronics part would be equaly interesting and fun to learn about. It was really cool of the guys to take time out of their very busy schedule to hang out and show me around as much as they did. Also, Skjold Design has agreed to host another GTG soon here in Dallas for Talkbass. They now have the unit next the other one so there is a lot more room this time around, and hopefully it wont be 100 degrees in the shade this time either hehe. Anyhow, had a blast at the shop, and I hope anyone interested in some beautiful, great sounding basses will go check them out as soon as they can. They also carry the full line of the now infamous Schroeder cabs, so go by and check those out too!