I've seen several excellent Luthiers give their ideas to onother company overseas and have them build it for a much cheaper price (e.g. Greg Curbow with Cort, Mike Tobias and his Grendal, Heir, and Kingston, Conklin and Groove Tools, and so on...). Anyways, how does such a visionary that is capeable of so much decide what to put into a budget bass that's going to get their name spread all over the place? Thanks, Ryan PS. I'm def. a fan of the budget lines of the greats.