Greetings, LC. I have a question for you guys. Approximately how much area do you like, or prefer, or design into your bolt-on neck pockets? I am designing the following bass: The pocket itself I estimate to be around 8.5 square inches (2.8x2.9"). I require unhindered access to the 24th fret, so the lower cutout needs to be deep enough, and I really hate having a great long tongue sticking forward from the pocket. I just think it looks like a hack. I like the curves to flow freely, and extending the neck pocket/heel further up the neck looks, in my opinion, lame. Do you guys think the pocket is too small? I know I could go the Ibanez route and extend the neck heel further into the body, maybe exposing some neck beam wood...but I don't like that solution either.