I am going to be building a bass soon, or actually my guitarist who builds his guitars is going to, But at any rate I am going to design it, and I was wondering what kind of wood combos work well together for the sound I want. The tone I am looking for is a tight, punchy round one. I play progressive metal/Jazz Metal and want to be heard through a distorted and heavy guitar sound without being too loud... anyways thanks for the help in advance! For aesthetic purposes I was thinking about a Birdseye maple top with a Walnut or Ovangkol body and a Gonkalo Alves neck with a Birdseye maple fretboard, But tone wise I don't know where that takes me... Anybody have any Ideas or alternate suggestions? The only thing I am pretty set on is the Birdseye top and fretboard.