Hey guys, I just wanted to say that I'm having a more than pleasurable experience with my newest mutt of a bass (pics will come soon) Not too long ago I modified a Geddy Lee bass by taking off the geddy neck (I know I know - blasphemy) and slapping on a 1/4 sawn all maple USA Custom P-bass width neck with a tad extra girth than stock. In addition I popped out the stock fender pickups and loaded it with a pair of Nordie NJ4s. Mmmmmm - nothing says loving like single coils, a beefy neck, and alder body and 70s style pu placement. I'm not too wild about the d'adarrio prosteels that I have on there - in fact i think the bass will be prefect for a set of TI powerbass - as I'm digging a more low middy tone anyway. Being new to jazz completely - I was digging how much more cut I have than usual (although I definitely see a need to connect the pickups in series for "special" times) The hardware is all hipshot too (no badass for me - a hipshot brass B-style provides similar mass with a much more user friendly and vintage looking design - hey if it's good enough for MTD- it's good enough for me. And Ultralites need no explanation) I had the bass tuned up by my tech and now the action and play is superb. I've been playing a P-bass for so long that running through a whole gig with a jazz frightened me at first (especially since I anchor my thumb on that ever familiar spot on the P when ever I'm playing the e string) but neither intensity nor technique suffered. What's great is I only have a few more "improvements" to make. when I've made these changes then i'll give a review of the nordies for anyone looking to drop them in a geddy or any other 70s style jazz bass. First replace the Cap with my fav - angela .047mf tin foil cap Replace the jack with one that has a little bit more grab. install a series parallel dpdt pot and of course - that white pickguard needs to change into a black one. -KABOOM. Other than that - I'm loving my mutt.