Hi. I have been planning the build of a EUB for about a year now. I had planned that the main body would be Bubinga with a hard maple spacer block on the back to accept the Eminence removable neck. The bridge was always going to be a Barbera transducer system custom bridge. Well, now I have a problem. I love the sound of the Mesenger bass and have come to find out that John uses Alder and Spruce for his bassess. It also turns out that he hollows out areas of the Alder and Spruce to get more of an accoustic sound. John, of messenger, told me that Bubinga may be too hard and too heavy and crack. My question is, should I hollow out thew Bubinga plank I have already and add a piece of spruce to the top, OR should I just leave it alone and keep it solid? I want my bass to sound more like an accoustic than a fretless. I am not familiar with the tone of the Barbera bridge on a stick type bass. any one use them? I have been told that you could put a barbera bridge on a tree or cardboard box and have it sound good. PLan to use an euphonic audio 500 when they become available in a few weeks. Thanks for the input.