yes i mthinking about buying a Squier jazz bass or a cheap MIM j-bass and im most likely going to bring it to bare-bones and put new stuff in it like new pick ups. one of my ideas is to take out the back j-pickup and put in a Duncan MM pickup. Im going to remove the finish from it and put a Quilted Maple finish on the bass. put a new bridge on and if i have the moeny, buy a preamp and install it. for those who have done a similiar project like this by themself please tell me what i should be cautious about it.