Ever since I've bought my Fender Jazz Std, ive been not playing my musicman. I bought the Fender to be a backup bass while i was getting a pickup replacement for the musicman (factory pickup is microphonic), however i find myself not playing it anymore. Infact, i cant stand it. The tone is nasaly, it lacks character, and doesnt fit my playing anymore. I feel like a hunt and peck bass player on the musicman, and its killing my playing. So after playing every P-bass in stock at Elderly, i've come up with an idea that i think will replace my musicman. I want a P-bass, with the P pickup only, and an aguilar OBP-1 preamp. However, im torn between building my own using warmoth parts, contracting a teambuilt custom shop, or buying a highway-1 and hot-rodding it myself. Ive come to love the badass bridges. I dont need or necessarily want string through body. But i definatly want the added bass/trebble controls. Possibly an active bypass and a tone control. Trade in value of my instrument at elderly will be $700ish. My idea is to get the highway one, the OBP-1, and add those into the bass with future plans to add the bypass, series/paralell, and tone control, however i dont want to re-route the electronics. Im not thrilled about the idea of removing the pickguard to change batteries, but trading up to the highway one seems like a great idea. My question is a few things. 1. Advise, build my own, custom shop or hotrod the H1? 2. Who has a p-bass with an OBP-1 or similar pre that i can hear? 3. Is this a good idea?