hey, i'm looking to build a bass, but i know absolutly nothing about it. and when i say nothing, i mean nothing. less than something, nil, nadda. take what you think when you hear me say nothing, subtract it from itself,a nd that's still more than i knwo about building basses. so i want to knwo a few things specific, and then anything else you would deem relevant. first, i want to know how much the shape of the body effects the sound it creates. second, i need to know what type of wood to use. i'm looking for something i can play anything on, but mainly punk and blues, so it needs to have a realy deep, growly sound. also, i need to know what kind of pickups to use, and how many. my plan was to put on four, 2 which would be optimum for punk, 2 which would be primo for blues, and have a toggle switch, so i guess i'd also need to know if that woudl be realistic. please, suggest the best materials you can think of, and i'l just work my way down from there, till i find something in my price range. i will presently have a rough copy of my design for the body, so you can rip it up/ praise it, as you see fit. any advice is welcome!!!!!!