I'm going to build my first bass soon. Im thinking along the lines of either a Gary Willis style bass complete with ramp but 6 string or a Fodera style fretted 6. My ideas for now are swamp ash body if I did the fretless or a maple/quilted maple top for the fodera. If you guys have any wood types you especially like let me know. I'm also thinking Bart Pickups either way active with an onboard pre-amp. I get lost at the Neck though so any help at all with building a neck that you could offer would be great. Im working with a friends dad who has got a top notch wood shop. He builds custom pool cues for a living and has built some baisic strat style guitar bodies and fitted them to bought necks. Anyways any help ideas you guys have to offer would be great.