I have a new bass project I'm working on with Tim Miller from the Great Lakes Guitar Company. Tim is a close friend and we've been talking for a while about having him build a bass for me. I have a six string Modulus that I never play, and Tim and I have been talking about using the neck as a platform for a new bass, something more in the realm of the Stingray 5 that I've been using for my main bass, but obviously still it's own creature and with some refinements. Here's my Photoshop mockup. The body is based on the MTD American series, although we're planning on beefing up the upper horn and probably contouring the body a little differently. The body will be ash and use the finish as shown. Does anybody know why Modulus doesn't seem to do ash bodies? What I'm hoping to do pickup-wise is a Music Man styled six string pickup in the bridge and a Jazz styled pickup in the neck position. I'd like to be able to do Parallel/Single Coil/Series, with the neck pickup kicking in when it's in single coil mode. I'm not sure how possible this is. I know that Delano makes a 6 string MM styled pickup, but their six string jazz pickups are apparently dual coil, so there wouldn't be that cancellation of hum, I think. I'm still not sure about the bridge. Overall, I'm looking for that Modulus clarity with a little more of that Stingray bite. I know it's not going to really sound anything like a Stingray, I just want to head somewhat in that direction. So, what do you guys think? Cool idea or stupid?