Hey guys .... I am in the market for my own custom bass and as a rookie custom bass customer, I need some suggestions . I have a few specs that I know I want and cant be changed but I do need some assistance with some of the main components . I think im gonna submit the order to Dave Pushic when I get the money , so he will be the builder . Specs that I know I want : 6 String = Medium Gauge Rotosounds for strings Body : Design like a Wal Mach III Body Wood : Quilted Maple Color : Translucent 'Dark wine' color Fretboard : Ebony Scale : 34" String Spacings : I have become fond of the string spacings of the Yamaha RBX6JM , does anybody know the exact spacings ? Inlay : 2 abalone stars at the 12th Frets : Two octave 24 fret neck Hardware : Brass Bridge , gold hardware (need suggestions for good hardware ) Electronics : Active EQ ; Volume , Pickup Pan , Bass boost/cut , Mid boost/Cut , Treble boost/cut (see below for suggestions) Headstock : Dave's 2nd standard headstock design . As for some suggestions : Whats a good wood for the neck ? What wood would compliment the Maple Body ? Is Dave's necks a Neck-Thru design or are they bolt on's or both ? If both what would be your choice ? I want an active Eq pickup configuration , but I have no idea what a top notch active pickup is right now , Ive heard great things about Bartolini's... Whadda you think about Bartolinis ? Also , given my choice of hardware , whats a good reputable brand of hardware that would compliment this bass ? If I think of any other questions ill post them later , thanks for your assistance guys !!!