I put this in luthers corner but I guess its in the wrong place. Ive had my first "propper" bass for a while sat there not doing anything after I got my Fretless Jazz and after I took my scratch plate off my Jazz and got it sprayed by my dad whos an excelent car body man and painter into a metalic metal flake silver, it got me thinking about my old bass. So far ive stripped it, and thats as far as ive got, now I need a few pointers where to go from here, its a £200 P-Bass looking thing in metalic turquiose with matching headstock. 1: is it worth spending time/money making a cheap bass look pretty and possibly make it sound better if I buy new electronics and get it set up right? 2: Ive yet to pick the colour, ive got some paint charts from my dad which are all pearlesent two tones, Im stuck between the dirty pearl/blue Deep Purple/kinda brown blue/teal green They all look really good and look great when they move in the light. 3: is it worth getting new pickups? and whats the chances of being able to get some p-bass pups that are the same size as the ones on it so I dont have to mess about with the scratchplate size? Im sure new pups would sound better though, its cheap pups in it, and the wires are cheap, but once again.. how far do I take it money wise? 4: neck, its pretty sticky and looks really dark, Im thinking about sanding it down to bare wood, then starting it again, might leave it natural but what lacker do I put on it? is there diffrent lacker to make the neck faster? do I need to rub the neck down with some gunstock oil whatever, If i could find some somewhere?? so thats it really, after the rebuild im gonna take it to my local bass shop and get them to set it up nice for me to get rid of any fret buzz and sort the action out ect. Im not really fussy how much I spend making it play/look nice BUUUUT Im not gonna throw loads of money at it if at the end of it, its just a crappy bass. As you can tell.. im a propper noob when it comes to all this, so any help/advice would be great. If anyones interested in the build ill put some pics up and show you how its going.