Hello all! It's been awhile since I last posted, but I still have the same dilemma that I had back then, with a difference now. I want to build a custom bass (well not build it myself, but have my friend, who is a wonderful luthier build it), and I'm not sure what specific details I want, thats where you come in . I'll start by giving you some vague idea of the type of sound I want, and what few specifics I know so far. *Six strings-seems like the perfect number to me. *Powerful, yet not too "rockish" in the low end- I guess that would mean not too midrangey? (btw please give any suggestions for woods and pickups that would help my sound) *Basically clear, basic, balanced tone throughout (I know I'm asking a lot , but please help) *At least 24 frets, I like to chord and solo(Jaco only needed a 18 or so fret 4-string ) *Fretted *Darker, rich (looking) tone woods, my friend can get good stuff, cheap (koa, Braz. rosewood!!!) *I like the idea of a solid, Anthony Jackson-esque single-cut (I LOVE his tone on Triangulo and Calle 54) *Most likely 36" scale length (no physical hand stretching problems, so unless this totally ruins the upper range (please comment on this), I'm decided) *I like the idea of really solid yet basic tone (again single pick-up like AJ perhaps). What is the sweet spot? I really don't know that much about electronics. *Neck Through (more sustain, right?) Thank you very much for putting up with my questions and tedious stat spewing! Please reply ASAP, and I will be ever so thankful!!!