Just as we all dream (well, some of us) of building, or designing, our own bass, I came across something this week-end that may be the start of that. Has anyone here ever used walnut in a bass? I'm also curious about what walnut would cost? A friend of mine had to cut down a large chunk of a walnut tree, and the grain appears to extremely clean, not to mention very tight. At the moment, he plans to stock his fireplace with it, but he's going to save some pieces for me. So, to make a long story short.... What's walnut like as a bass-making wood? Sound? What's it like to work with? What would it cost to have someone cut the body/neck for me? What dimensions should I use for my starting stock? John, you seem to have done the most with the exotic woods...what's your experience? Would a luthier be interested in this wood? I hate to see nice wood burned, so anyone who has any ideas, let me know. Thanks to all.