Did some oiling on my first bass last weekend, thought I'd post some pics. Can't wait to string this thing up. This is my first complete instrument from scratch, with a neck that actually looks good, feels good, and works properly (knock on wood). the back headstock veneer looks like SH*T, however. I also didn't do any inlays on the headstock, or the fretboard (not too sure how to cut pearl yet). Specs: mahogany body. Black korina neck w/rosewood fretboard/w maple veneer fret lines--fretless European flame maple headstock veneer. Bartolini MM pickup (not sure what kinda controls to do yet) will have a hipshot style A bridge (black) grover tuners (black) Anyone have suggestions for strings to use?? I'm primarily a guitar player and dont have much knowledge of bass strings. Also, anyone recommend what kind of controls to put on the MM pickup?? I was thinking just yur basic vol. and tone, but I'm open to suggestions.