I have a 77-78 Gibson Grabber and it sounds almost perfect for my band. It is a bit difficult to play for me compared to other basses. The body is a little big and the neck is a bit thick and I hate how the pick up sits, kind of low on the slider which my thumb sometimes finds its way to making it easy for me to trip up. What if I had a bass built, body and neck out of maple, and put in the Grabbers pick up with out the sliding option in the neck position the only place I like it. Would I retain most of the sound of the bass? Maybe I could just get a new body and re-use the Grabber neck, that might not bother me as much. what do you think?