I've been considering, because of my love of the fretless sound, purchasing a fretless replacment neck from Warmoth. Does anybody have a reason why I shouldnt. If I do what woods would you recommend for best sustain, duarabiltiy, etc. I was also thinking about getting the J-Retro Active Preamp, does aynone here have one? Like it? Hate it? The reason I'm doing this is because I'm on a tight budget and cant afford a new bass as I was previously planning. Would anyone recommend or ask me to stray away from these upgrades im planning. Note: The guy at a local music store said "Theres only so much you can upgrade on a turd" I then handed him my bass and told him to play. For some reason my MIM sounds considerably better than most and lacks the cheapness in build that most MIM's have. I've played plenty and mine is awesome for some starnge reason, dont ask becuase i dont know. So I'm not upgrading a TURD im upgrading a good sounding bass.