I'm just brainstorming here, but I'm thinking I may someday make this project happen. I want to build a mini bass, between 24" and 26" scale, similar to my Samick Corsair Mini. The Samick can only fit strings that'll allow it to be tuned ADGC, but I had an idea, inspired by some companies short-scale.. The strings would be the BEAD from a 5-string set and tune them EADG. They would string through the body and be anchored closer to the nut by as many inches as necessary so that the tapered end of the string would wind on the tuning gear, and not the big, fat part of the string. Yes, I could simply mod a guitar for this, but the bridge placement would make it just look like a guitar, ya know? I figure the routing for the strings on the back wouldn't be too deep... 1/4", maybe a little more, and I could just put a cover on it, recessed around the edges possibly. As for pickups, I'm thinking of putting some blade-style Strat pickups under Jazz covers, although I think the string spacing would be pretty close to a 'full-size' bass. My main concern is intonation... would using the strings in this manner make intonating them anymore difficult than using heavier or lighter strings on a full-size bass? Turns out, you can get a Warmoth guitar neck, 25.5" scale, with a 1-3/4" nut width, so then I could get a P-bass nut and widen the slots. This next question is one of personal opinion: should I go for a miniature Jazz, P, etc. OR something completely different? Right now, I'm thinking it would be awesome to make a mini P or J... it might be the perfect 'guitar player's bass.' What are your thoughts on this project? Cool idea that'll make a usable instrument, or just total crap?