Ok here's the short story on this six month project for me. I had built a guitar when I was in high school a little over 20 years ago. I bought the neck from Carvin and built the body of maple from a local lumberyard. I copied the Mockingbird body from a BC Rich ad with about a 2 inch long picture. Last July I decided it was time to build my first bass. First thing I did was do an internet search to look at different bass guitar designs for inspiration. Right away when you search the web for bass, you're going to see a lot of stuff that isn't related to music... So there you have it. I like unique things, so I dove in. Ahem. As you might guess, I like a joke or two as well. I love to play my electric bass (rhymes with grass). I get to tune a fish. I uh... ok I won't torture you all. It can get pretty ugly. The good news is that it's done!! I still have some tweaking to do with the electronics and I'll probably replace the tailpiece since I'm not completely satisfied with it, but for practical purposes, the project is complete! Now I just need to keep up with those lessons to become good at playing the durned thing. Pics: I need to work on the electronics a bit, and need to work on my computer recording setup, but you can hear some great tones aside froim the noise. I'm a happy fisherman...er, camper.. Great Mwah and growl. Super sustain. The level is pretty high on the recording, may want to lower the volume on your player before you blast this one. sound clip: fishbite More pics available, all questions answered, and NOT FOR SALE!