(Yes, I realize that the title might be alittle off, but I couldn't think of any better way of describing it). Recently I was talking to a friend of mine, and we somehow got on the topic of Queen. I then asked what kind of guitar Brian May used, because I couldn't think of any brands for him. He told me about how he and his father built the guitar themselves out of firewood and oak and stuff. That then inspired me to actually try it (wanting to actually build a bass). I realize that at the time he did that, he could have actually gotten away with it. If I tried it now I'm sure loads of people will say something like "Oh no, the tone, it'll sound horrible!" But ignoring those kinds of comments, does anyone think this is possible? Also, what kind of wood should I consider using? I think really the only requirements are that it sounds good for a bass not made with traditional words and isn't horribly heavy. I'll probably use J pick ups because he also sent me a link as to how to make your own pick ups (really cheap, really easy, just alot of winding). Thanks in advance. And any supporting comments is greatly appreciated.