Hi all, and good evening! I'm going to pose a two-pronged question here, I believe this is the appropriate venue. If not, I apologize and encourage the mod(s) to place it where it ought to be. I've recently purchased (for a screaming deal) a 1998 Tacoma Thunderchief fretless that is in overall awesome shape. My intent with the bass is to use it as a reasonable facsimile of an upright for fair-weather beers/campfire and living room jams for old-time and bluegrass style stuff, with some combo of a couple fiddles, clawhammer banjo, and fingerstyle guitar. Yes, as a player and sometime (not current) owner of uprights, I know they aren't and never will be the same, but with Roto-88s this thing does just what I bought it for more than adequately while not commanding nearly the space or investment, and since I'm not currently performing this kind of thing in public it's perfect for my purposes. The Rotos are FAT bastards, so a little material relief was necessary in the nut to accommodate them. I'll admit, I half-assed this work, since I knew the nut and saddle would be replaced in fairly short order. With the tapewounds, the E has a small but noticeable buzz that wasn't present with the strings it shipped with, probably due to my cutting the nut slot too deep, but maybe just tension difference (I had to adjust the truss rod a fair amount to get the relief back to normal). I bought some cocobolo rosewood and made new nut and saddle blanks, since it's not only gorgeous but should also make the thing sound a LITTLE more uprighty. My questions for you fine gents and ladies are as follows: I've never set up a fretless acoustic, and want to hear preferences on nut slot depth for them. I've set up numerous fretless electrics, and done several defrets (hobbyist, but pretty good with woodworking and with a good working knowledge of how stringed instruments 'work'), for myself and others (search my '88 Jazz Special defret thread here on Talkbass- sorry, I'm too dumb to know how to link it). I generally start, after leveling the fingerboard to the best of my ability, at .014, .016, .018, .020 (G-E) off the fingerboard, and nearly always go lower. This is an acoustic, though, and although equipped with electronics this bass will never see them used while I own it. I know I want kinda medium-high-ish action so I can pluck fairly hard for volume and projection and have allowed for way more than I'll need (to be sanded away a smidgeon at a time, caveman style, haha!) in the saddle blank I made, but I wonder what a reasonable starting point at the nut slots should, in your esteemed opinions, be? I have enough wood to make a dozen or more nuts and saddles, but I have neither the time nor patience, haha! Second, and far less important, does anyone know a place where a man could get ahold of Tacoma neck screws? I have no real need to remove the neck, as it's solid, straight, and doesnt need shimming or other work, but some dillhole really boogered up the Allen head cavity in one of mine (looks like a Torx head now- crazy, because the bass came with the factory wrenches, so why would anyone use the wrong size?!), and not being able to take it apart and inspect it like the monkey I am is gnawing at my guts. I know I could get it out, but I don't have much confidence I could properly torque it after putting it back in the shape it's in, and while I could turn a replacement screw, I don't have access to a lathe and that seems pretty excessive anyway- like I said, everything's okay there. Thank you VERY warmly for any light you can shine my way.