hi all, probably not the right locale for this topic. i'm sure a mod will let us know. here's something that was beaten to death on another forum. thought i'd get some rational opinions from talkbass folk... "if you SPEC out a bass from a manufacturer using their list of options...or even using components they don't normally offer, did you DESIGN that bass even though the body, neck, bridge and pickups are stock?" plenty of arguments were made yay and nay using architectural/engineering analogies on the other forum.