Alternate title: Never throw ANYTHING away!" I bought an RBX260 for the purchase price of $25.00 off ebay. The description said the only issue was a wire that needed to be resoldered. Well, I got it today and the wire was the least of the problems!. I opened the box and there is a bass rattling around inside with a few wadded pieces of newspaper at the bottom of the package. I reached in and pulled out the nastiest thing I have ever seen. The fretboard has some kind of funk on it. It's possible it was a mixture of bull semen, puke, and dust. The bridge was rusty and crusty as well as the strings (strung wrong with 100 windings on the tuner posts.) There is a chunk missing on the lower horn on the back of the bass. The electronics were dead (I expected that.) The control plate was in the bottom of the box. I was pissed, but I said to myself "what do you expect for 25 bucks?" I carried it to my deck and drug out a box full of crap I was going to chunk. I found enough parts to complete a nice bridge, screws for the control plate and a Jazz bass wiring harness with the front volume pot missing (CTS 250k pots and a .047uf cap.) It fit! I cleaned her up, put on a used but good set of strings and plugged her in. I was pretty suprised at the tone! It's ugly, but it's cool! I don't know what to do about the missing wood yet.