So I began playing bass for my friend's band. I have been borrowing the drummer's old Fender Mustang Bass and like the short scale a lot. Anyways, since our band is on a hiatus until the lead singer gives birth, I decided I would like to build my own bass. My first instrument build was a walnut telecaster build (http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/457945-thinline-walnut-telecaster-build.html), so I think I would be comfortable in tackling a bass build. Here are my thoughts on specs. I would love any input from people. It is either going to be a 4 or 5 string, still not sure yet Neck - Through - Laminate 5 piece neck using maple/purple heart Fingerboard - Wenge or Ebony Body Wings - Cherry or Maple or Walnut Top - Zebrawood (see picture below) Electronics - Still undecided on pickups, but leaning towards some kind of humbucker.