Hey guys! I thought this may be a good place to start. I am looking to branch out and design a bass from scratch. I definitely don't have the carpentry expertise, so I was looking to buy a body and neck, and then install nice electronics and hardware than what comes with the kit. I really like the Rickenbacker style bodies, so I'm pretty sure I want to start with one of those. Here's the problem though. I really want to build a 5 string bass, and I know those are few and far between for a real Rick, so there really aren't any kits out there to build one. So, I thought about buying one of the kits, or seeing if I can just buy the body from somewhere and finding a neck that would accommodate 5 string spacing, but would bolt onto the body securely. What advice can you all give me? Do you think that would even work? My other thoughts would be to buy a different kit that is set up for a 5 string, or maybe buy the Ric kit and string it BEAD. Thanks guys!