I got an idea for a bass that is (hopefully) something different. It's a neck through bass, with standard (or Guitar) tuners behind the bridge, and a head that is just big enough for a set of string ferrules and aesthetics, instead of wooden body wings like most (all?) neck through basses using a metal (aluminum or steel most likely) frame that is hollow, just a hoop in the shape of a bass. Now onto the questions. First how much effect does the body wood of a normal neck through have on the tone? Second are there any blade humbuckers that have their mounting screws on the sides instead of the ends so I won't have to add a piece for them to screw into. Lastly are there any bridges that will work with THIS neck and THIS style of tuner? Is there anything I'm not considering that I should? Opinions on the bass in general are also welcome.