I'm thinking about using a Mighty Mite J body for some testing and developing of new bass guitar ideas. I see they come pre-routed but the bridge mounting holes are not drilled, so I'll have to take care of that. I've done nearly a dozen Warmoths so far, but I've always wussed-out and had them predrilled for the bridge ... so essentially each one was about turning a screwdriver and not much else. So I need some guidance on this so I don't mess it up. X-Axis: I would guess that Left/Right alignment is no more difficult than drawing a centerline on the body and centering the bridge with that, then marking and drilling. Probably tape off the center of the body so the marks don't end up on the wood. Is this even close to being correct? Y-Axis, 34 inch scale: Ok, well and good. But -- how do I determnine the Y position? Is it just a matter of measuring 17 inches from fret 12 (or 34 inches from the nut) and sortof eyeballing the saddles across an X-axis mark on the body drawn at 34 (17) inches? Do I put the saddles at the center of their available travel, then eye-align them with the 34 (17) inch mark? I'm just totally guessing at this. I plan on using an "easy" bridge, something that only requires a few mounting holes with no routing involved. I think they're called "flat bridge" or something like that? Perhaps a Hipshot or a Gotoh, maybe a Schaller. I still need to check out the better flat bridges yet. WOA! We just had an Earthquake - about a 30 second long "roller". It's still kinda rolling a little. Damn I hate those blasted things! Reminds one that humans are just fleas on the back of a giant dog named Earth. HA! There's an after shock ... friggin creepy things! So anyhow, does it go something along that method? Align the X axis position of the bridge with a centerline down the length of the body and center the bridge on that, then mark the Y axis position line at 34" and align the "averaged" saddles with that? Mark holes, and drill? Background: Obviously I'm no kinda luthier or even really much of a wood guy. I'm more of a metal worker - home shop with lathe, mill, drill presses, MIG, TIG, that sortof stuff. Was taught "hacksaw and flat file" long before I ever laid hands on power equipment - so my layout skills are so-so. Thank you. Any guidance is bound to teach me something and I'm very open to learning new techniques.