I am planning on making my own bass because I can not find a bass on the market that is affordable and suits what I want. I was wondering if anyone with experience here could just tell me if my choices so far sound ok and aren't too much or probably just bad in general. I am going to buy a warmoth neck because I don't want to build one, a wenge neck with pau ferro fingerboard, its a 24 fret neck, so i will measure out the pocket in the bass i make so it doesnt hang over. The body will be mahogony with a figured walnut top, finished in tung oil. The knobs I will try to make, but I might just order some from THG. I want to have a matching backplate and pickup covers but I don't think I can cut them out, and you can order them from THG but I might try to make them out of extra walnut I would have left over. For pickups, I cant decide on passive or active. I have active in my bass right now but for simplicty sake on my first bass I may go passive. Also, the body shape will have a cut out to accesss the extra frets and it will look similar to a jazz but smaller and with a bit of a concaved back like a thumb. When it comes to the sonic properties of the wood, I think the combinations are ok. But any advice is apreciated.