Ok, it's not propper luthiery "as such" as i won't be making the body or the neck (buying of Warmoth). But everything will be put together or set up by myself (fingers crossed anyway). It's going to be a Jaco inspired J bass, not after his sound, i like a far more punchy/slappy sound (and frets are nice too) but i always liked the look of his sunburst J with just the chrome control plate, very classy IMO. So i'm basing it around a flamed maple top (alder body weighs 4lb 11oz) With a great burst on it, which looks gorgeous (from w/moth) and i'll be using a J bass neck from there aswell again, flamed maple, with an ebony f/board. I am strongly considering using antiquity II J p'ups (in normal jazz config.) and maybe an active EQ? any suggestions for good tuners (not neccessarily the best, but pretty good?) People keep talking about hipshot tuners on this forum, what makes them so good? Any other suggestions on parts or anything will be welcomed (i've done an ace design too, but don't know how to upload it ) This is my first project, so any suggestions and tips on the project itse;f are welcome aswell. Won't be able to order from warmoth for another week tho as my money hasn't come through yet, Ooooooh can't wait!!