I have a 2001 MIM P-Bass that is painted a dark purple/blue. It's a rather rare color but is also not one that too many want. I've always liked the natural finish look on a bass, but I'm just worried that if I removed the finish from it it's going to be some crappy plain looking chunk of wood under the finish. Does anybody know what the MIM basses were made of? I've read that they are either Poplar, Alder, or Basswood but and way to find out without removing the paint? If it's Poplar or Basswood how are those going to look stained?