Hey all, I'm back after a 6-month absence--I missed this place! I had a question for the experts and semi-experts out there--heck, anyone who has an opinion for that matter! I am building two fretless basses this year in college, as close to identical as I can get them. I found Bloodwood at my local lumberyard, and the plan is for the instruments to be neck-through, center neck laminate being a tapered laminate (same degree as the overall taper of the neck) of bloodwood, bordered by two thin laminates of wenge and two thin laminates of rock maple. The body top (solidbody) is going to be bloodwood as well, and the fingerboard ebony. My question is, what kind(s) of wood(s) should I be looking into for body woods, save for the bloodwood top, in order to get a nice balanced sound out of these basses? I.E. not too dark or trebly, etc. P.S.--I am using Hipshot bridges so these basses can be strung thru-body or traditionally, according to taste. I've always come here for advice before beginning a bass project, so any input woudl be greatly appreciated! I searched for threads about Bloodwood but couldn't find any that specifically addressed the tonal qualities. Thanks!