I hope to update this as I progress so others who want to do something similar will be able to use it as a guide. I've been looking for a mid scale Stu Hamm Urge Bass for a year or more. I was mainly interested in an American made Urge 1. This bass was going to be my player so I finally decided not to spend the $1500+ for a bass that should be a collector, so i started looking for the MIM version. I finally found one last week and purchased it. The original photo is below. I set it up and tested it out and it played flawlessly. The tones were very good and the neck was excellent. I've been playing a "Vintage Brand" V4 P-Bass clone. I changed the pickup to a Carvin P=Bass pickup and added a Stellartone Tone pot. For what I do the P-bass tone is the sound I'm wanting. I just wanted a shorter scale and the 32" will be perfect for my application. This bass will not use active electronics. It will be completely passive. On Friday I disassembled the bass so I could plan out what I wanted to do. Prior to this I noticed the thread by Tom0Blam0 titled "NBD (kinda): MIM Fender Urge EXTREME MAKEOVER EDITION". Here's a link: NBD (kinda): MIM Fender Urge EXTREME MAKEOVER EDITION[/URL] Tom's "makeover" is very similar to what I had in mind, so it confirmed I was on the right track. Upon disassembly I noticed that the white finish wasn't the original color. I found a couple of deep chips under the pickguard that revealed the original Lake Placid blue color (pics below). I've yet to decide whether I will repaint or go with the white. Here are my plans: (1) Route a P-Bass pocket between the Jazz pickups and install a Bartolini Classic P-Bass pickup. (2) Eventually replace the stock Jazz pickups with Bartolinis as well. (3) Replace the bridge with a black Carvin Hipshot. (4) Bore the body for "through the body" strings using black Carvin string ferrules. (5) Disassemble the tuners and have some of the parts powdercoated black. (6) Replace the neck string tree with a black one. (7) Replace the neck plate with a black one. (8) Replace the stacked pots with 3 single ones (vol, tone, & a balance/pan [ for the Jazz pickups). (9) Replace the knobs with "barrel style" black knobs (3) (10) Bore for a mini toggle for pickup selection. (11) Black powdercoat the jack plate. (13) Black strap buttons. (14) Black screws for everything. (15) Possibly repaint the body and order a new pickguard. So far I've received the Bartonlini P-Bass pickup and have ordered the knobs, pickguard screws, string tree, & neck plate. I will order the bridge, ferrules, strap buttons, pots, mini toggle, shielding material, and whatever miscellaneous parts I can think of this week. I'll also do some minor routing of the cavity to accommodate the updated electronics and layout the P-Bass pocket. I'll update as I make progress.