Well I'm building a bass that I'll probably use for plectrum and fingerstyle use more than slap. Must be versatile, very versatile, as I'm using Schaller Double J pickups with different wiring combos. I'm using a grizzly bridge for it, and it's 4 string I've never built a bass before, but I've got two years to make this one, and access to all the powerful workshop machinery I could want. 1: Should I use bubinga or swamp ash? The body blanks are roughly the same price. I'd love something with growl, that I could hit the E-string with and make it brown your trousers! 2: Are the Mighty Mite necks any good? I was thinking about getting a P-bass style neck with maple fretboard? 3: For a 34" scale length bass, does that mean it's 34" from the nut to the ball end of the string? Thanks in advance, and sorry for all the newbie questions, I'll learn someday!!