Originally Posted by steelcoaster
From checking out pick ups my guess its the 90's jazz bass. It's only moderately beat up. Think I'm looking for a change and can't put out big bucks on something new. And I want to create my own look in the bass
be getting in over your head, especially if you've never pulled off a like-project before. Post some pics, please!
Suggestion: do the "free" stuff first. You can, for example, reduce the neck finish with some #000 steel wool and a little patience. Very effective and frequently staves off the need for a complete neck refin. Honestly, I wouldn't drop dime one into it unless I did a full cleaning job top-to-bottom first.