I would highly recommend that you talk to Bob Epstein of Pan-Galactic Sculptures from Longmont, Clorado at www.pangal.com/guitars.htm
. He is very nice, builds a fantastic product, and would probably answer any questions you could ever have. Check out his website to see what he does. One day I'll get him to build me a bass, limited only by my ability to pay.
Does anybody need or know of anyone who needs a bass player on the east from say, Albany, New York to albany, Georgia? Call 540-772-2580. Only interested in playing Grateful Dead style music. I can't find anyone close to home, although it is easy to get jobs in Blues, Rock, Country, etc. That's not what I want to play. 35 years experience, free of complicating problems, and serious about the music.
Gone are the days we stopped to decide where we should go, we just ride...