Hi guys, I'm looking to build a whamola and info on this freaky beast is hard to find so I'm looking for some help. First, I want to make one out of wood instead of the steel bar everybody uses. I've got a truss rod from an old squire strat but I'm not sure if that'll be enough strength for the neck. It won't be too thin necked, probably about 1 1/2 or 2 inches at the nut thick. Will this be strong enough? What strings do I need? I was planning on using a slinky B string since they're common but I've heard of people using double bass strings. What scale length should it have? I was planning on using the longest scale that the string would work with since the whamola doesn't really intonate per se but advise here would be nice. Anybody have a starting point for winding my own pups for this beast? Just a few links or a how to would be great. Thanks for your time guys. I appreciate all the help I can get.