The majority of bass necks are made with odd number of neck pieces. Should I stay away from even number of pieces? The reason I ask is this, my latest find: It's a very nice piece of wenge: straight, very resonant (balancing it on my palm in the middle, and then hitting it with my knuckles, it not only gives that pang sound, but also resonates for a short time like a pitchfork! ) and also lighter than the average! Oh and this was a showpiece sample for years, so that means a long time of air drying However, this was the last/only one. The new batches are smaller: thinner and shorter. And this one is not perfectly quartersawn. It's grain is only 70-80° As I was also thinking about using maple or birch for the neck (but wenge as a core), to have a lower-weight neck, should I go with a 4-piece neck or a 5-piece (like this ASCII-art)? Code: ________ __________ ||\\//|| ||\\||//|| mwwm mwmwm bwwb bwbwb So, what do you think? Thanks in advance!