Hell, I can't find anybody who even knows who Mr. Lawson is! Of course, I do live in Wyoming and the only bassist anyone knows around here is Gene Simmons, and they only know him as "The dude from Kiss with the tongue." Where can I find 'em? Also... Do you think a Hondo Deluxe Series 8700 (more or less a cheap P.O.S. We all have to start somewhere, eh?) bass can be saved by replacing the picks-ups, strings, tuners, pick-up switch, tone knob, volume knobs, and a neck adjustment? It's not my primary bass anymore but, I would like to fix it up so it produces a tone instead of a THUD!