About a year and a half ago, I bought an old Fender Jazz bass copy from my school. It was pretty much destroyed, so I got it for $10 or $15 (don't remember exactly the price). It needs new tuners, a new bridge, new electronics (pickups, pots, everything) and a new pickguard. However, I figure all of that won't cost an extraordinary amount. This bass is plywood and it is HEAVY. It weighs more than my EBMM Stingray 5. I'm hoping that'll give it some good resonance. First I'm going to take it to a local luthier to see if the neck is any good. No bowing, warping, etc. If it is, I'll throw in some new hardware, some new pickups (probably the EMG active solderless jazz set), and it'll be good to go. But I'm also thinking about having him de-fret it and expoxy the fretboard while it's there. Just for added fun, I'll experiment with putting it in CGDA, an octave below cello tuning. What does Talkbass think? I know some have used the cello tuning, but for some reason, I don't see it on fretless a lot. I did some research about putting on a bowed bridge, but it seems the rosin isn't friendly to standard bass strings, so I'd probably have to add a piezo as well, as well as an expensive bow... instead I might just look at an Ebow.