Hey everyone, I'm working on a project bass here and have a few questions about fretboard slotting...I guess I should explain what I'm doing first. It'll be a 5 string fretless setup w/ lightwaves optical pickup system, It'll also be a neck through design. What I want to do is since the lightwaves bridge IS the pickup, I want to have a really long extended fingerboard that comes up pretty close to the bridge itself, within reason of course. so this calls for a fingerboard longer than normal, and I want to do a "lined" fretless look with like a maple inlay where the frets would go. anyways, here are my questions: 1) I'm thinking a 35" scale or possibly longer, 36" maybe, I'm looking for something that will give the low B string good tension, not too tense, but not real floppy either. any suggestions? 2)on my previous projects I've usually purchased a pre-slotted fretboard to use...however I am thinking of slotting the fretboard myself, but I've never attempted it before. It doesnt look too difficult and I'm always up for learning something new. Is there any tricks/tips to help avoid any headache on the project? or, would it be better to just have the fretboard slotted by someone who does a "Slotting" service, and if so, can you recommend somewhere that would be able to fully slot a really long fingerboard (I'm talking around a 32-33" long board) which by my calculations could fit 36 fret slots with either a 35" or 36" scale. Thanks folks.