I was just thinking that we need a specific forum for luthiery specific to the electric bass. I know that the majority of this type of thread is pretty specialized but it would seperate those from the usual "String buzz" threads. I am currently in the planning stages for a new bass project that will entail the design and production of the body on the computer. I will be using a sophisticated computerized router to make test blanks and eventually the final product. This way I can make a bass with features that aren't available anywhere else. This router would also allow me to make a body from nearly any material like acrylic (lucite), aluminum, or other exotic things. As the project progresses I will be posting updates. If things go well (VERY well) I might even begin producing some custom/one off shapes for folks that might like one. I don't know, there is a lot to do until that point.