Sorry for making thread like this, but i really have no time to go looking for and then look through all different threads right now. In woodwork this year i've decided to make a bass, and the teacher says thats cool. So just any links, books or tips to check out about making a bass would be handy. Everything from woods, tools even to how to do measurements right so it's all centred and getting things like neck pockets and pickups in the right spots. It's going to be either 5 or 6 string, though i'm leaning towards 5, just because of more pickup options. Also, is it possible to have a MM and P pup in one bass both in their 'sweet spots'? I'm looking for a seriously punchy and low mid growl/punch bass. I'm talking chest thumping punch. I play ska/reggae and my main band is old school zeppelin kind of rock, so something deep sounding would be good too. So i was thinking of putting in a MM pup in bridge and P in the middle. What you think? What woods would you recomend? Sorry for the thread, but i'm really pushed for time, and on dads laptop atm. I can check the thread at school, so yerr. Any help, tips, links, suggestion would be great. Thanks.