I was intrigued by a post showing a GL bass that had the pickguard changed and a preamp added. So this got me thinking....hmmmm. Now I know that most any bass manufacturer can run the gamet from phenominal basses to marginal dooky. And Fender can surely be at both extremes and the bell curve comes to mind. I've test drove two different Geddy basses and one was pretty much dead and surprisingly heavy and the other was actually quite sweet. I live in an area pretty much devoid of most any cool basses except for the wonderful Conklin's that show up where I take my lessons and of course the cool basses that David King builds. So expecting to find a GL in any of the local shop or even the two local GC's is pointless. I was thinking that I should pick up a GL, do a couple of little mod tricks that wouldn't change it from the basic idea. So the big question is just how consistant are the Geddy Lee basses? Should I feel comfortable ordering one or have the general populus found that they can go either way? I may end up with a great one, if kharma is on my side, or a turd. It looks like $630 is about the going price on these. Anybody know any different? thanks!