Hey Everyone, This is my first ever mod project and build thread so wish me luck. I've been inspired by my love of short scale basses and my obsession with weird 60s' experiments fueled by the Guitarz blog to attempt to build my very own 25" scale pocket bass. These things seemed to be very prevalent in the 60s' with the smaller companies like Teisco, Carvin, Supro, Danelectro, etc. and, after researching them online, I've found several builders and modders around the various guitar forums that have gone ahead and made their own. I was originally going to use or build some sort of weird, non-traditional body shape for this because, honestly, the world has enough Strats, Teles, LPs, and SGs to go around but a) I didn't want to screw up something vintage and rare and b) I fell in love with this butterscotch and black Squier Jazzmaster I found on sale at a local guitar shop. My favorite short scale is a silver and black Squier Jaguar bass so I figured this little cousin would fit right in. So now I'm off! Here are my parts: Squier VM Jazzmaster Special: Schaller Roller Saddle Bridge with adjustable string width: Black Tusq XL P Bass Nut Fernandes "Pie-Zo" Nomad Bass Strings: I got the idea to use this bridge from forum member fretman_2's telecaster bass build. The adjustable string width will really come in handy when the setup comes into play, although the neck is technically thicker than my J-style short scale neck. The nice things about using the Jazzmaster special is that the hardtail bridge allows for a quick and easy (I hope) bridge transplant without having to mess with filling in any tremolo routes or extra screw holes and AND (to my great relief) the nut is both the same width and length as the standard Fender P-Bass nut so my new pre-slotted Tusq should slide right in without having to go through any guesswork. I went with the black nut because I think it'll look great with the black fret markers and the all black pickguard. Right now the nut is the only white thing on the guitar and to my eye it's a little weird. Right now I'm just waiting for the nut to arrive in the mail and trying to decide whether I want to risk drilling bridge pilot holes without a drill press or take it down to a luthier to make sure those get put in properly before proceeding with everything else myself. What does everyone think? Please note that the only image I personally own here is the photo of the Jazzmaster itself. The others are all owned by their original copyright holders and I'm not taking ownership, just using them as examples. Hope that's cool.