I have a great idea to improve the aesthetics of modern basses. It revolves around the pickups. Currently basses have the pickups through the top or under scratch plates. Why not design a bass with pickups with extended pole pieces that mount through the back of the bass and the pole pieces then extend through small holes drilled through the top. That way you can have a beautiful wood top whose lines are unbroken by unseemly pickup routes. First of all, would this even work? I think so, because the poles will be extended to help get the magnetic field to the strings. I've seen basses with only piezos installed and no mag pup routes and they look AWESOME, but of course, they would lack those mag pup sounds. What do you all think? Anyone handy with paint programs to produce something like what I am talking about?