But I'm ovewhelmed by the options. Where do I start for all these choices? I currently play an older MIA P & a 4001 Rick. I like the spacing & warm, fat tone of the P, so I'd like to somewhat replicate that. At the same time I'd like to have some bite on a bridge PUP. I just don't know what options will yeild the results I'll like (I may not even know what I'm really looking for) so I'm confused. I've never built a bass before but feel the skills I have in other areas will cross over effectively. So... can you all help me out here? I need suggestions regarding body & neck options (woods, finish, spacing) and any PUP considerations. Also electronic factors I need to bear in mind. So basically, I have no knowledge on the subject other than I'm convinced I could do the actual build if I just knew what pieces I want to buy. One other thing, the Kahler bridge used on the Gecko is angled for the righty. Is there a lefty version of this available? Thanks in advance for any responses & help. I mostly lurk here but I had to jump in with these questions 'cuz I really want to build it & I can't get off the dime without making some of these choices. Vin.