I have a thing for single pickup basses, and I've been looking for a beater. I found this on the 'Bay: $125 plus $15 shipping. I just plain couldn't resist - I'm turning into a real sucker for flame maple. I'll probably leave off the pickguard and just use a control plate. I wonder if I can get an EMG to fit that rout? If not, the manufacturer (Custom Shop Parts) makes an inexpensive MM-style pickup. These guys seem to be the same people that are doing Michael Kelly basses.