Hi everyone. I am interested in building - well, assembling and finishing - my very own Deluxe 5 P bass with Warmoth parts. My motivation for wanting to do this is firstly, to have a truly unique instrument, and secondly, it's easier for me to spend smaller chunks of money over time than save up one big chunk for a finished bass from, say, G&L or Lakland. I am also not concerned about resale value. But before I make the decision to go ahead with this project, I am hoping someone here who has built the same or similar bass can answer some questions, which are... 1. The 34" scale of the available necks concerns me. Warmoth's own website states that "The low B string can have a pretty floppy feeling and more prone to rattling on the frets in 34" scale". They make it sound like their Deluxe 5 parts should be avoided for this reason. Is this really true, or do they just want me to upgrade to premium 35" scale Gecko necks? Lots of companies make 34" scale 5 strings, and I haven't found too many complaints in these forums. It makes sense that the shorter scale would result in more slack on the low B, but there must be ways to increase tension and minimize fret buzz, such as string-through-body and slightly higher action. What is your opinion on this issue? 2. The nut. I'm going to have to cut, install and slot the nut, since Warmoth does not do this. I have zero experience with guitar assembly, so this may be more than I'd like to take on. Did you do the nut yourself, or have it professionally done? That's about it for questions. Thanks in advance for any answers.