Hi there, fellow TB'ers! I recently finished a project in my high school metal shop class. This means that until all of the mentally 4 year old freshmen finish (which should be quite a while) I have free time and access to machines (lathe, vertical mill, drill press, files, welders, hacksaws). I was hoping to build a custom pickup that I have yet to design because I have way too much homework and don't know certain dimensions. The latter brings to my rather unusual question: If you were going to build a pickup for a five (5) string bass, what string spacing would you use? Just so you guys know, it's probably going to be a double humbucker, off set somewhat like a Warwick Corvette (I think). I'll use aluminum or steel for the outside (whatever my shop teacher can get cheapest) and either carefully milled or purchased magnets. To prevent buzzing, I will find some sort of thin rubber coating for the space between the magnets and the case. Any answers or comments based on anything I said are appreciated! TIA!