I am about to comission Dave to start work on my dream 4-string bass, and just wanted to run the specs by you guys. I would appreciate any comments/suggestions. Here are the specs: Neck: ·Construction: Neck-through, 34 scale · Wenge/Maple/PurpleHeart/Maple/Wenge. PurpleHeart to be as wide as it needs be to support the truss rod. Most of the neck wood should be wenge. ·1 1/2" at the nut, Fender Jazz spacing at the bridge. Neck shape based on Fender Jazz also. ·Bone Nut ·Figured Cocobolo Fingerboard with green abalone dot inlays. ·Green Abalone Side Dots ·Amboyna Burl veneer on headstock, followed by a PurpleHeart veneer ·Cocobolo inlay on headstock, reads Brooks Body: Somewhat similar to an Alembic Essence 4 string ·Amboyna burl top ·Body construction: Amboyna Burl approx 1/8 (or more if wood permits) body cap, followed by a PurpleHeart accent stripe (approx. 1/32" or so), followed by light Swamp Ash. ·Tung Oil -Electronics Cover: Wood, matching the back of the bass. Separate Battery cover/holder, doesnt require screws to open Hardware: Shaller strap Locks ·ABM Gold-plated Bridge Tuners: Hipshot Ultralights, gold-plated Electronics: Neck Pickup: Bartolini J, passive. Bridge Pickup: Bartolini MM-style, passive, with MM-style switch (Series/Parallel/SingleCoil). Output of the switch goes to the pre-amp ·U-Retro Preamp Foil Shielding So..what do you guys think? It's kind of a cross between a Lakeland and an Alembic. I hope to be able to get good lower mids and growl, plus very nice slap tone. Still wondering if I should go with Basslines for a more agressive sound. U-Retro has variable mids, so it should be able to get Barts to growl well...but that's in theory.