I'm making my own bass and theres one thing I don't know. How dry should the wood be before I do anything to it? It's a great two-tone peice of walnut (I think, i got it out of my backyard), I'll post a pic if it ever gets done. Thanks to any responce. I dont no if i get notified when theres a responce, but if you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again.