The Body is indeed swamp ash which Jerry reassured me was an excellent wood for the bass. I honestly thought you could make a guitar out of Oak(true statement!). The decision for swamp ash also came from financial reasons as well.
Electronics are simple which is me to a T. 2 volume and one tone with passive Nordstrand big splits(again under the advice of Jerry and Todd). I believe the bridge is ABS.
I know I'm a sheep among tech wolves here but I am learning and you guys don't bite(much).
When shopping around at the usual Wal-Marts of guitar stores(which I still frequent by the way) it occurred to me for a little bit more money and lots of patience(Great advice from prof.RB!) I could have a bass that is unique and what I want.
Sometimes it feels like Jerry is one of those criminal sketch artists trying to sketch out a face from my fuzzy memory, he's awesome.
This is the finish I would like to have(no pick guard though, thank you Tim!). It's an Elvis Costello Fender Jazz finish that Jerry suggested.