WARNING: shameless self-indulgent blubbering ahead. Stop reading immediately! [pity party] If you have seen some of my other recent posts, you'll know I am an "occasional free time" bass builder. I love to do it, and although I am not trying to make a living at it, I think that if I could sell a custom handmade bass here and there it would be pretty cool. But...sometimes I get really frustrated trying to do a professional job. My background is in musical instrument repair, so I know what a good job looks like. But it seems like there is always something that goes wrong and I have to figure out how to fix it, or hide it, or change my design to make it go away, and I'm not satisfied with the results. I know it's a learning process, but, but, but....why should a control cavity cover be so hard to make fit decently? Aaarrghh. [/pity party] "Dear Lord, give me the gift of patience and do it RIGHT NOW!!!" At least it's not as bad as the time I drilled the hole for the pickup leads at the wrong angle and came out the front of the bass. So anyway, if any of you established builders/luthiers have ever built something that didn't come out right, or made a silly mistake along the way of learning this craft, please massage my bruised ego and tell the tale!