I decided to use a left-handed neck on the 4-string right-handed bass I'm assembling. There were several factors involved in this choice...the main one was that I assume that giving the low E a longer throw would add mass to the string... I have read the arguments regarding tension in this forum, that's not really what I'm asking about. As you know, the Fender headstock has a gradual rise towards the tip, and is lower towards the nut, which is where the post holding the high G will be located. On the other hand the path between the nut and E post will be virtually a "straight shot", parallel to the neck. Does anyone see any potential pitfalls here? Will string trees be necessary to give the E and A strings enough angle for required tension? Will the high G suffer from being "shortened"? Any experience with this particular quandary would be greatly appreciated... I don't know anyone who's tried this. My friends think I'm nuts.