hello guys. Ive been lurking around for quite a while now, and now finally i have something of importance to ask. Anyway, i have a 1972 jazz bass. It was one of those deals where the seller knows crap about musical stuff and you buy the gear thinking it probably isnt worth anything. Well, surprise, surprise! it turned out that the bass is almost stock except for the pickuard. Original frets, original electronics, even the knobs are the original thing. Man, it even came with its original case. . Neck stamp reads sept 1972, pots read week 36, 1972, 4 bolt neck plate matches accordingly, pickups have a 72 stamp. The bas is black, maple neck, black binding and black blocks, which seems to have been a "custom" color. All the 72s ive seen are sunburst, and the only few ive seen in black have SPECIAL stamped on the neck with green ink. Well, so does mine. Here is my dilemma: the body is so contoured and lightweight it even makes it feel "neck heavy." The neck, it plays and feels amazing. Detail is, the sound itself sucks. The bridge pickup is busted and the neck pickup hasn't got any bite and around half the volume as my american st. jazz. I am considering 2 options: 1.- Replace the pickups with __________(add any great pickup, doesnt matter) 2.- Stick with the bas as is, and sell it on ebay. (you know, it's all stock so it might fetch a good sum). I have a vague idea of the value of the bass (without considering the "special" color, since i just saw a jazzmaster selling for 2k just because of the stamp), and id place it at 1500-3k. I just want to know what will happen to its "value" if i replace the pickups. I mean, if i lose half of what it's worth, i might as well sell it, buy a reissue, and still get some money. So, again, is putting new pickups the way to go? the bass has no practical purpose the way it stands right now. Finally, how much would you guys think it is worth? thanks in advancE!!!