Top rout bass - neck pickup routing options


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When I've been playing around with customisation options on bass bodies, I've noticed that across the board of body styles, top routing limits the neck pickup rout to just J and P pickup routs. I've found that the same body types offer the fuller range of pickup routs when configured as rear routed.
Given the consistency with which this is the case, I'm assuming that there may be limitations making that necessary. Perhaps structural issues, or issues of routing control channels, or issues of being able to offer pickguards routed for such a configuration?
That said... my suggestion is that these neck pickup rout options would be really great to have access to, if at all feasible. They'd open up many possibilities!