Hey guys I'm new to the forums but not the site. I've been reading nearly everything on this site for three years and I finally got around to registering. Anyway now that I said that on to the business. I'm going to be playing in a jazz and blues trio over the summer with a guitar and either a violin or a singer (still undecided) and I don't really like the idea of gigging with my fender (it just doesn't feel right). I have little money to buy an upright with and I refuse to pay money for a Chinese bass. Building an EUB seemed like the easiest route for me. Anyway, I have roughly 3-4 hundred dollars to blow on making an EUB. My main concern is making it sound as close to an acoustic upright as possible for the tone I'm goin for. I thought about modeling it after the design of the Ergo uprights because it looked like the most practical layout for a beginner. But for the most part I'm still undecided on the design. It would be cool if someone could explain tone differences in common woods used on EUBs. Another thing is that I have little knowledge of the wiring of basses and I don't know which direction I should take for the pickup. Any information is much appreciated. And if I forgot something someone please clue me in.