#1
I've always loved the Fender Bass VI, but they're so overpriced. Also, as a metal bassist, the look and tone don't really fit what I play. I could get a Schecter Wildcat VI, but the pickups aren't particularly good, and replacements don't really exist, except guitar pickups and rickenbacker neck pickups. Plus, looks wise, it doesn't fit either. So, I'm thinking of building my own. So far, I've decided on:

Warmoth Iceman body with Transparent Red finish
Warmoth Jackson reverse baritone conversion neck (maple with rosewood)
EMG-SEHB's in the neck and bridge positions
Dimarzio Tone Zone S in the mid position

But, I also want a trem on it.

First of all, would a guitar trem even work with the thicker strings?
I'm thinking of getting a Kahler trem because it would only require top routing (to cut down on costs), and I like the simplicity of the design.

Also, I think I'd either get schaller locking tuners and a graphite tremnut, or regular tuners and a locking nut (but would the extra cost of all the extra work really be worth it?)
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#2
Just get a normal guitar, put in B with the trem?

Ibanez SR506BM
Ashdown Little Giant 1000w
Peavey TVX 115+410
A big ass upright

#3
^ no, that's a modern in the modern sense (B-B). This is a baritone in the Fender Bass VI/Danelectro longhorn sense (tuned one octave below a standard guitar). Sorry, I should have clarified.
Quote by C0_0kie
guitar solo - "meh, every song got one"
bass solo - "OMGZ0R U IS PRO MENZ"


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Sir I would like to sex your bass.