So here I have specs to my new bass that will begin on Monday. I have planned this out and have spoken to quite a few luthiers and received a go from one. Should be ready in 4 months. I'll have progress pics as the weeks go by. The following is my new custom; - 6 string - 35" scale length - 5 pc. Walnut/ Maple/ Purpleheart/ Maple/ Walnut Through body neck - Maccassar Ebony fretboard, Pick up covers and Bridge - 28 stainless steel frets - Arched solid Lacewood Body with matching front - Walnut Knobs - Dual 2-way truss rods adjust at head - Walnut trussrod cover - RSI 4-way adjustable bridge - Brass nut, bridge saddles and sustain block - Gold Hardware Gotoh tuners Dunlop flush mount strap holder - RSI passive 4 wire humbuckers with 3 way mini switch for each ( this allows you to choose between in phase or out of phase humbucker or single coil operation for each pick up) - 3 band active E.Q. with active bypass switch and passive tone control (Duncan Preamp) ( this will give you a layout like this: master volume / pick up blend/ bass/ treble/ mid/ passive tone/ 2 pick up switches and an active-passive by pass switch) a total of 6 knobs and 3 switches. Doing your controls like this will give you an almost infinite number of tonal options. - natural satin clear - Fitted hard shell case Special Features: No inlay (pearl side dots) single cutaway fretboard (special design) more or less i am having a Cort look to it. 18 volt flip up battery box* I would recommend doing a cavity with a Lacewood cover. Let me know what you think, I have designed the bass myself. For the head I have rounded it more to fit with the curves of the bass itself. Attached is the picture albeit I have changed some of the original ideas what is above in this thread is the final.