Hi, the thread about the Ebay hacked up fender stu hamm prompted this. Would you care to share stories (and pics would be a bonus) about mods to basses which have gone bad . I'll start with mine: My first bass was a P bass which I bought from a cousin. When I bought it, it had already had home made active electronics installed (a hum machine) and a neck change but the new neck installed was gorgeous. Soon it developed an earth hum which could have easily been sorted with some shielding. I took it to a repair guy who proceeded to drill a hole in my anodized (bronze) pick-guard and installed a switch, the function of which was to change the sound from a normal P bass sound to an ultra trebly (read no bass) sound when activated. I decided to paint the bass but when I took it to another repair guy for painting, when stripping the bass he found out that the body had been severly abused and there were holes filled in with hard metal. He tried to sort it out as best he could but when the paint was later applied, the bass came out in patches. So I decided to completely change the body and pick-ups. When these were on, the bridge was misalligned and the strings run slightly off centre on the neck. I finally gave up on that bass. However, recently I put the bass up for sale (for a ridiculously low price - buyer was aware of all the history) and the buyer backed out of the sale at the last moment. I was actually so happy because I discovered that, sentimental being that I am, I could not bear to part with my first bass. Any other horror mods you'd like to share?