First, if you dislike Gene Simmons, please save the trolling for another thread. It has been a few years since doing a bass build/mod. I'm back! For the longest time, I have associated the LoBue as an iconic KISS guitar. It's symmetrical body shape, no frills style, and unreal neck access screams rock and roll to me. With that being said, I felt it was time to build my own spin on such a cool instrument. First, I wanted to work with a mahogany body. The original was made from mohagany, so I wanted to do the same. The neck on the original bass was short scale and 24 frets. To achieve this without having to make my own, I picked up a Danelectro neck. To get the LoBue look, I will dowel the tuner holes, trim the sides of be headstock, and add wood to carve out the new headstock. I know the original bass was set neck, but I wanted to make the build as simple as possible. Besides, I like the extra adjust point with a bolt on. The tuners I'm using are the same ones he currently uses, so I figure these would be appropriate. The original LeBou had a DiMarzio mudbucker. Since Gene now uses EMG, I decided to update the LoBue's pickup configuration. I'm not a fan of a Jazz bridge pickup, I decided to add a EMG 35DC to the bridge. Besides, Gene seems to have bold tastes. He might as well have a bold set of pickups! I thought this bass would be significantly smaller than my 34" basses, but the body and the neck position make it just as long as my Jaco tribute bass. Measuring the scale. The point at where the nut begins is where I measured. The scale almost seems a shade smaller than 30" scale. To aid my journey, a very nice TB'er auto cadded a picture for me to base my build on. This is my problem.. I positioned my pickups and bridge according to the 30" scale. Does it look there is too much space between the bridge and the end of the bass? Or is this an optical illusion? Maybe I should shorten the drawing I have?