I've been reading this forum for quite a while, so I thought I'd ask your opinions on this.... I'm in the very early stages of getting together a spec for a bass I want to have built. It's a 7 string for a start... I have a Jackson bass which is all lacewood and I love the scaly, reptilian appearance, so that's on the list. So 2 questions... 1)Which woods would you mix with Lacewood to create a really growly rock-kinda sound. Neck, fingerboard, etc.. 2)Would you have a 7 string with regular or fanned frets. I've heard great thinsg about fanned frets but never played a bass with them. Also, with fanned frets and the scale length of the B being 36" or 37" is buying strings long enough a problem ??? Thanks for reading and please offer your opinions !!