I am considering a new custom build but with a vintage vibe. It can't be totally vintage, but it is considerably more vintage for me. I want the bass to be a funk machine, so hollow bodies are out. I'm leaning more towards a Fender P sound rather than a J sounding bass. If I had to describe the sound, I'd say I want it to pound your chest and tingle your toes simultaneously. I want it to look somewhat vintage, but it is not as important as a funky vintage tone. Here are the specs in which I'm not flexible: -5 string -19mm string spacing -32" scale -natural finish with maybe a pick guard Specs in which I'm leaning toward, but not married to: -Alder body -Maple/Wenge/Maple neck (I may need the Wenge in there for stability with the 5 string/ 32" scale) -Maple fretboard Other specs completely up in the air: -passive vs active (I would think passive if I'm going vintage.) -if not passive, then what brand and model pre- amp? -pickups: P? MM? Nordstrand dual coil, single coil, other brands, style and model??? -one or two pickups? I'm leaning towards two, but not married to two. -anything else I'm leaving out? So if this were your project, what would you do with the negotiable specs? Please note: I know I could just purchase a 5 string P bass, but I want the 32" scale. I'd rather not just get a P bass since I'm considering some custom aspects of this bass.