I made the bass pictured below as part of my Design + Tech A Level in 1984/5. Neck is Maple, walnut, maple, with a rosewood fingerboard. The body is walnut, and the bridge end is smaller than the neck end 'cos thats all we could get without further laminating. I haven't seen it for about eight to ten years so it was quite a suprise when I finally got it back last week to see it wasn't in that bad condition. The plans are now to replace the pups with maybe a set of emg's and replace the actives. I designed the actives myself, but I just prototyped straight onto veroboard and they are hissing quite a bit now. Then maybe I might just hang it on my wall for a few years.... <div> <img src="http://www.homepages.mcb.net/johnnyg/images/homemade.jpg"> </div> Before you judge me please remember that I was young, foolish and didn't have access to any info on bass guitar building, this was of course before the internet had reached the IOM in any meaningful way ! ====================================== Edited 'cos I'm stupid. Where above it says walnut read mahogany. My brain said mahogany, the fingers typed walnut.. Apologies.