Not really sure where I should put this. (sorry!) So since I descided to keep my first bass, I want to make some major changes to it and I have some questions. Now this isn't the exact same bass but close to it, http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GSR200-4String-Bass?sku=519524 Mine doesn't have the extra pickup in the back and only two knobs. So, to the point... First I want to tune it like a cello, C-G-D-A and was wondering which gauge string to use for the high A. 2. I want to strip off the sparkly silver paint, how would I go about doing so? I know theres a thread around here somewhere. So if you want, just tell me what to search. 3. I want to add that third pickup like the one in the link. Not that same brand but same type. Any help with that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!