Hi Greg and all. My future Classic Jazz won't get out of my head, so for theraputic reasons, I'm going to lay out my build here and post a few questions. Basic build: Ash body- 1pc nice grain if available. 'brownburst' finish* Maple neck/board- vulcanized. (so, brown) brown tortiose guard 3-knob passive** humphreys*** Hipshot B bridge**** SS frets medium * I'd feel bad if I just linked to another buiders site here, so what I'm referring to here is the look of the standard brownburst on ash found on the F Bass site. I dig it, especially if its grain-enhanced first. I'd like the brown shade of that neck to matchup with the trans-brown tint in the burst. Likely a custom color upcharge here? ** My lack of vintage Jazz exp. will now show. Did the original stack knob jazzes have two tone controls, one for each pup? Would vol/vol/tone/tone be practical or useful? I hardly ever used the active eq in the active basses I've owned, so I thought it give passive a try. *** the Suhr site says the noiseless humphreys were designed for use with the active preamp. Would they therefore be not the best choice for a passive setup? Especially when Suhr himself says they sound identical? **** I prefer a top loading bridge. Would the B bridge be available? Oher options? That's a start anyways.