I finally got to meet and hear Yves Carbonne play with Michael Manring at BassQuake in an intimate duo setting playing tracks off of their new Carbonne/DiPiazza/Manring record. Yves is one of the most generous/genuine guys in this business. I heard bits and pieces about the debacle caused by bass luthier Ken Smith (with Marcus Miller standing right there!) near the Brooklyn Bass Gear Booth at The NAMM Show 2006. Did anyone else witness this mess? What happened? His new Jerzy Drozd southpaw fretless 10 string is AMAZING!! WOW!!! I can't wait to see him play live again!