i will soom be building a bass guitar. i haven't decided on the body woods yet but i'll probably go with something fairly lightwieght. the neck is going to be all maple. i am going to put a set of jazz pickups in this one. (definately an active pre) i just don't know exactly which pickups or electronics. i want a sound that can transition from fingerstyle to slap without a lot of tweaking. i'm not into extreme low end, i like tight bass, present mids (not honky but not scooped) and smooth highs. i want the active eq mosly for dialing in the room so i can tweak from my bass on the fly instead of going back to my amp and messing with the eq. i've got a few ideas but i would like to see what the tb collective has to say.