Hey Guys, A couple of years ago, I bought an AVRI 62 jazz bass (rosewood neck). This was my first real working bass, and to be honest I wasn't sure at the time what I was looking for. I thought I wanted a true "Vintage" sound. I've enjoyed this bass a lot and I love it's vibe, but it's sound just isn't exactly what I want from a jazz. I've done some mods (listed below) but it still isn't quite "there." I'd say it's 85% what I want, but that last little bit is bugging me. It is quite "woody" and dark. It's not a bad sound at all, but I would consider it quite dark. I LOVE it's sound when I first change strings but that sound lasts for a few hours...then dark again. It's easy for the bass to get lost in the mix when recording--without applying dramatic amounts of eq or overdrive. I have a friend that has a Geddy Lee jazz and I really like its sound. Very forward. Sounds much more like "a jazz bass" to me. All that said, I'm debating either selling the bass or perhaps just changing its neck to maple, medium jumbo frets, 9.5 radius and then selling my neck on ebay to help cover costs. Perhaps a usa deluxe neck, or fender select. I would really like to keep the bass because I've played some neat places with it and lived life with it. What I've done to it so far: -replace fender stock "vintage" bridge with Badass bridge -replaced the stock pups with Lollar Jazz bass pickups -Brighter tone cap (can't remember the exact spec--but a little brighter than the original spec) -Changed from 2 knob stacked pots to standard 3 knob config with 250k CTS pots Seeing that I've changed these components, the only thing left in my mind would be the neck or the frets. Maybe maple would brighten it up?? I'm not crazy about vintage frets anymore, and I've read that vintage frets can sound darker and more woody. FYI, the bass has been setup properly, and it plays great. I know USACG makes great necks, and I'm also watching the "Stratosphere" ebay store. They have some good looking Fender Select necks and USA deluxe necks. Any advice before I make a move? Thanks!