I'm getting the hardware I need, bit by bit, to put together a Warmoth bass, and I realized I don't have a neck plate! After looking at a lot of bass pics, I've noticed that a lot of the high-end basses don't use neckplates. Is there a reason for this that's not cosmetic? I think it looks better with no neck plate, but I'm not sure exactly how the bolts are installed. Countersunk, hex drive, with washers, maybe? I'm getting my body (swamp ash) already finished from warmoth, and I'm not very excited about drilling into a finished body. So I'm leaning towards installing a neck plate. Will a neck plate impart more stability to the joint? Oh yeah, I'm trying to find stainless threaded inserts to use with 10-24 size stainless bolts, but even though there's a ton of theads (no pun intended) with links, I'm not really finding a useful link/website to order from. Cliff Bordwell doesn't have any. Does anyone (Rodent, Hambone...?) have some extras lying around that I can take off their hands? Any advice on the exact insert to use would also be helpful.