I recently acquired a Fender MIM Jazz Bass Deluxe to replace the Jazz Bass Plus I bought new in 1990. The Plus has been experiencing some godawful racket when plugged in-- it sounds a little like the scene in Blazing Saddles when they're all sitting around the campfire eating beans. I despise the MIM neck: It's awkward and dry and not at all fun to play. (Sort of like a girlfriend I had in college). The frets are dressed poorly and are sharp as hell on the ends. The JBass Plus neck, on the other hand, is completely effortless to play. It is thinner than a regular Jazz neck but the bout seems to be the same size as the MIM. Would it be just as easy as slapping the old neck on to the new body and redoing the intonation? (The Plus neck is about an inch longer than the MIM neck.) And would it be possible to put the Badass bridge of the Plus onto the MIM body? Would I want to? Or could the guts of the Plus be repaired or replaced? I doubt the Kubicki preamp would be fixable, but could the innards be completely replaced? Playing the MIM neck makes me sad, and one should never be sad when playing music. I will do just about anything not to have to give up the Plus neck.