I've figured out what I'm going to do, but I can't for about a year and a half...maybe more. I'm going to buy a six string bass, 35' scale, preferably with dual truss rods, then re string it F#-B-E-A-D-G, and to accomodate this, file the nut, replace either the whole bridge, or just the sadles, and maybe get new pickups. Why? Becuase I dig the F#, but don't want the HC, so I'm not going to get a 7, but instead a different bass. Maybe a Warwick or a Pedulla or something, I'm not sure. But that is going to be my custom set up. Does that sound like a bass or what!? Was going to get a Conklin, but for what I'm talking about, I might be able to get it cheaper my way, instead of a Seven, or a six string custom. If I didn't I was going to save up and have Bill Conklin make me a REAL custom with a special body shape and finish. What is your dream/soon to be/wahtever custom model going to be if and when you get one?