So as some of you may know, I own a 2002 American DLX P bass with an all maple 5 bolt neck. (I don't post often so most of you probably don't know.) Anyways I have a few questions and haven't been able to find many answers. 1st) What finish was used on these necks, and/or where can I find out what finish was used on these necks (if no one knows.)? 2nd) How long would it take to get that "broken in/reliced" neck, and are there any ways of achieving this faster. I already play with dirty hands and I really don't want to wait 25+ years, but I also don't want to take sand paper to my baby. I'm open to any crazy suggestions that work (like using certain oils to break down the finish, or something like that.) And I don't mind it taking a few years (anything under 10) to work. If the neck is unable to be broken in what should it be refinished in? Also, before you say it, yes I'm a bit impatient but thats what happens when I was raised playing a reliced strat with that perfect broken in neck. 3rd) For those that own the pre-2010 USA Dlx, there are four knobs, Volume, Pickup mixer, Bass and treble stacked then one last one. I think its called the Mid Boost, but I can't remember. Anyways does the "mid boost" act as a second volume knob for you guys? When mine is all the way down, it quiets the entire output compared to when it is all the way up... I have an extra set of pots for my bass but don't want to install them unless necessary. Also it seems to add a bit of distortion when all the way up... Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read I know I ask too many questions but I like to cover as many scenarios as possible that way I don't have to make multiple threads.