I've heard pretty good stuff about this brand, about it's value-for-money and all. I'm a completely new bassist, having no experience with a bass whatsoever, other then feeling the contours of one in the music shop. So I was thinking of getting a P/J from Essex, and then when I get better and have the dough, upgrade the bass part by part so that it'll achieve the kind of sound I want. I have a few questions here though, I am heavily influenced by older acts like Iron Maiden, GnR, Queen, Eagles but I also like the currents such as Green Day, MCR and Arctic Monkeys. Which part of Essex basses would you consider the weakest? And that I should place it as a top priority in upgrading? Also, will such an ambitious project work? I mean, a total bass-idiot planning to modify his own bass, sounds a little far-fetched doesn't it? Oh, and by the way, a big HELLO from Singapore!