I just got on ebay a few weeks ago to try and see if I could build a bass for under 300 bucks. I won the following auctions over the space of 2 weeks. A mexican jazz bass -$220, bartolini 9J pickups -$75, brass nut -$8, and a badass II bridge $12 (tarnished gold). With shipping it was all under 350 bucks. I just had to tell everyone that the bass has "god tone" and plays great -especially for the money. Has anyone else had that kind of result? I took a chance and saved big bucks... Anyway, I want to hear any stories with the MIM jazz basses, Badass bridges, or bartolini pickups.