Greetings, longtime reader, finally bothered to get an account to post a build thread. I built several guitars years ago in highschool, and have always wanted to build a bass. This year I finally set my sights not only on building a new bass for me, but building an EUB. I play 5 string electric (low B) for church band, and there are a number of times I am kicking myself because I can't get that nice acoustic sound for songs from Rend Collective or a bowed sound for some hymns. After thinking it through, and doing a lot of hunting, I decided that I wanted to build a 5 string EUB with the same scale length as a long scale bass (34") so that my fingerings will all transfer. I also want to stick with the 5 string for the same reason, also we play enough stuff in Eb and that low D is so handy so it makes sense to me. I would appreciate any feedback or encouragement you have to offer through the process. As an electric player there are likely some mechanics of playing an upright that I am frankly ignorant of so if there are glaring problems that you see with the design please speak out! It will take a few months to build, and I will try to take pictures of the process as I go and post regularly.