Well, here it is finally!!! What we have here is the latest project in an ongoing self directed apprenticeship in the design and building of bass instruments. A chambered, walnut/ash, active, 4 banger: The specs: - 34" scale - Flame maple neck w/abalone inlays and veneered headstock - All Gotoh hardware - Carvin preamp - Bookmatched loopy grain walnut top - Fully chambered walnut/ash body - 9 coats of Tru-Oil - 3 coats of Matthews Acrylic Polyurethane clear - VERY light!! This bass is a bundle of "first time" attempts at several fab techniques. Most of the design was driven by the Wishnevsky discussions. As sort of a response to Wish's basses, I wanted to make one with common power and hand tools and simple techniques to show it can be done well. In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that the neck is not completely mine. I bought this P neck from Magic Dragon nearly 2 years ago. It was a production line take-off that didn't have a finish and had been drilled but never mounted. Using this as a start, I went to work. First, I filled and finished off all of the original screw holes with hardwood dowels. Next, I narrowed the neck with my own jig to be a Jazz width from the original P. Then, I reshaped the back of the neck to be much thinner. The original shape approached a ball bat profile. This involved reshaping the volute and heel profiles. Then, I shaped and redressed the frets. Next, I laminated a Walnut veneer to the face of the headstock and installed a brass nut. Abalone inlays were the next step. This was a REAL learning process. The final step was applying a Tru-Oil finish to the back of the neck and a catalyst hardened polyurethane finish to the fretboard and headstock. All in all it's a very nice playing instrument. It's got a brighter tone than I might have expected but that's one reason to have a 3 band EQ on board. Look now cuz this things going back under the knife for a refinish. The photos don't show it (on purpose??) but my compressor failed during the 3rd coat of acrylic polyurethane clear coat.