Hi! I'm trying to put together my new band. And these are the musicians I've found so far: 2 percussionists - mostly influenced by Afro-Cuban music and Funk (they also sing backvocals) drumms - he's been influenced by everything from Reggae, Hip-Hop and Funk to guys like Poogie Bell and some jazz drummers keyboards - mostly influenced by Herbie, Stevie Wonder and Prince guitar - ifluenced by John Lee Hooker (doesn't play many notes) vocal - female vocal influenced by Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Jill Scott, Prince... and some jazz singers like Carmen McRae, Ella... bass - that's me I'm mostly influenced by Funk, Soul, R&B, Aston Barrett's Reaggae, and some phenomena like Ray Brown and perhaps Christian McBride. In fact, you can see it in my profile. So, I'm thinking of getting a new custom made bass that would be made specialy for playing in this band. I've been thinking a lot about the woods that the bass should be made from, and these are my thinkings: body: korina or swamp ash or spanish cedar body top: myrtle burl or maple or spruce neck: 3 piece maple/wenge fingerboard: ebony or wenge or maple What do you think, which one of those combinations would fit my new band best? Do you have ideas of who would be the best luthier to build such a bass? Thanks for all inputs to this loooong thread P.S. I've been trying to get all these musicians together for more than a year, and I'm putting all my energy, ideas and hopes in this band.