Came across this in my internet perusing: http://makezine.com/projects/infrared-string-bass/ Now the bass they make is Fugly, and it is really ugly too, and did I mention it's ugliness? Buy is the pickup idea solid? would it work to build a real bass around something like this? It seems like it would be easy to make something more elegant... heck a piece of mahogany decking would be more elegant.... Anyway Thought I'd ask if this had any merit, or is it just a dead end?