I recently purchased a used Warmoth Gecko 5 here on TB that I thought had some potential but needed some work and TLC. I don't know much about it's history, but from what I've been able to track down, I'm at least the third or fourth owner of it on TalkBass and who knows what it's history was before that... From what I can tell this is how it was originally built: Here's how it was before I received it. Someone had gone to some extraordinary measures to put a Nordstrand MM pickup and preamp in it. It was functional but needed to be cleaned up. and here is some of the work I did to it. I didn't document the clean-up and repair I did to the body under the MM pickup shielding, but it was a fair amount of work. The copper shielding covered some rough work. I figured that I'd go for a modified Music Man look for the new pickguard in keeping with the current pickup. I was originally thinking about replacing the MM pickup with a pair of Nordstrand Big Splits and making another pickguard, but I'm happy enough with the sound (and money is tight), so I'll leave it as is for now.