I have a no-name P-Bass that I got from a pawn shop for $47 a couple of years ago. It's a great bass as it is, but I've always had a notion to tinker with it in some way. I picked up a bunch of J and P pickups last year for future projects, so I thought of just adding a J at the bridge, but then I got this: So, with Dark Star in hand, I decided to go from this: To this: What?! It's a P-bass version of Berry Oakley's Tractor Bass! And besides the obvious difference between mine and his, I'd also like it to be mono, so I got some help from TBers Stealth and Cadfael to work out the wiring plan: And here's where we're at right now: The tort pickguard from Warmoth will have to go back, unfortunately. It was a little too narrow at the end of the control cavity, so I'll have to order a blank and cut it myself. I was hoping to avoid that, but I don't seem to have any other option. More to come later!