So I have never played a bass in my life. Im am more what you would call a pot head carpenter. My best friend is an avid player for about 6 years. His birthday is comming up in august and I thought I could build him a bass for his birthday. It doesnt have to be the best sounding insturment, its the thought that counts right? Any way I was wondering what type of things I need to buy. I can build the body and neck without any problems at all. I need to know what other accessories I will need. Money is an issue but not a real big one. I have about 500 left to spend. We live in a really little town in southern arizona so I either have to order them or make a road trip to phoenix. Either way I would like to know what I need before I get there. Can anyone tell me what I need?