Hi, I've been reading TB for a long time, but this is my first post so go gentle on me! I'm interested in people's opinions on what parts of a bass constitute what that bass actually is - for example, if I have a Fender Jazz and I replace the neck with a non-Fender neck, is it still a Fender Jazz? More importantly, is it still the same bass, or is it now a different instrument? The main reason I ask is that I have an old, battered P bass which I love (it's just a cheap copy that's pretty much worthless, but I've had it a long time and modified it quite a lot), but which has "neck issues". If I exchange the neck for a shiny new one, is it still going to be the tattered wreck that I love or is it going to be a new bass that happens to have a battered-looking body? Just wondering what people think about this.