Hello I am considering (very much) doing a bass, that I assemble from parts like Warmoth or USA custom guitar, but I'm very much in doubt after taking to this hot shot guitar tech, who has done it himself. He states that the wood is the primary source of tone, and tone varies A LOT in the same type of wood, and you never really know how its gonna sound until you play the finished bass. Some basses would turnout great and some not so great. I've been reading a lot of post on TB on the subject, and everybody seems to talk alot about the different sounds of woods, so I'm quite confused. I hope he's not right about, because it seems there is a chance I'll be spending a lot of money on something that may not turn out the way I want it. I'm curious about your experiences about this subject. Is it really possible to assemble a bass, that for exsample, sounds pretty close to a vintage jazz? Just wondering, before I spend my few hard earned bucks, if I really can build/assembly my "dream bass".