Almost daily I read what people like about their various basses. Just read a thread on snobs. Snobbery based upon brands and $.10 couldn't get a cup of coffee at McD's so I wouldn't give it a second thought. I'm searching for parts to build another 24 fret bolt on 5, 18mm at the bridge with mandolin frets. I like the double P arrangement like the Blacktop Fender Jazz but would prefer the P's reversed. This will accompany my Zolla 4, Carlo Robelli 5 and my Pan-Alembic J bass (1975) and my Gecko5 Wide. I had an old Samick too but I sold it..lol
I really wish this forum had a compendium (sticky
) on where to go to buy parts like bodies and necks, including where to get a neck custom made for a particular application, info on DIY electronics for amps, pedals, pre's and also filter based pre's, and electronic and hardware sources. For example I am looking for a 24 fret Fender Jazz5 neck and there doesn't seem to be anywhere to get one besides finding an old Korean Jazz5 somewhere. I've looked at Warmoth and USACG and B Hefner and the other usual suspects but nothing. Likewise correllating fret sizes to numbers (e.g. 6130 frets or whatever number corresponds to mandolin fret sizes). It would be nice if we can get all the knowledge on this site to coalesce into an info fountain where we can all wet our whistles and build decent functional instruments which will leave us gas money afterwards. A sticky with subsections. Then let the snobs beware. Thoughts ????