The look of single coil always appealed but they are thin on the ground. To get a feel for them I picked up a crazy cheap model from Thomann,£76 is crazy cheap Turned out I loved the tone and loved the feel,also found the neck to be a perfect fit for my hands. Few years of playing it had me thinking it was time to finally build one. The Fender re-issues in pine piqued mt interest so I went with southern yellow. Amateur error #1 Forgot to take photo of the blank,here's a negative The pine blank was east enough to cut. Workshop being my 7 ft x 12 ft kitchen there could be no spray finish. Owning no blue basses I opted for a blue dye.Huge cavity was to take an active EQ. On assembly I found the bass way too dark. Solution was sand back then wax.