Hi guys, So, I'm a complete beginner when it comes to bass, but I really love the artistry of lutherie and have decided that I would love to build a bass and learn to play on that (and maybe get become a full time luthier if it turns out well and I enjoy it). I had a question about tone. I don't know how to describe it completely, so I will risk sounding like a fool for the sake of learning. I've heard some clips of people playing bass, and it sounds... "clunky"...? I mean, you can hear the player contacting the strings constantly "chnk-chnk-chnk". What contributes to that, because I want the opposite of that sound, haha. I'm guessing picks and roundwound strings would contribute, but is that all? Does the choice of wood amplify that or make it hard to avoid? I was thinking about using white limba and black walnut. Would those woods help in smoothing the sound (Is that the "attack"?), or should I pick something else other than the walnut? I like when a bass guitar sounds "rich" and "warm". Sorry, I know sound is rather subjective... especially when it comes to adjectives, but hopefully you know where I'm coming from. Any advice you guys have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!