I posted a thread a while back about one of Flea's smashed touring basses I had bought, and wanted to rebuild. I have it pretty much finished, and am using it as my main bass now. First gig with it was last night, it played and sounded wonderful! Since Modulus wanted to be of no assistance to me, being information, selling parts, etc., I was on my own finding them. I lucked out, and through a lot of searching, found a fell who had dismembered his flea bass, and used the neck on a custom J bass. While he had done some experimenting on the body, it was indeed able to be saved. He had a J pup installed in the neck position, had three extra holes drilled in the electronics cavity for extra pots, and switches, and lastly he attempted to route for a second J pup right behind the MM route. My singer/guitar player/tech, Scott Adams did a wonderful job repairing the body. He filled the MM route with a fitted piece of wood, then used filler to smooth it out, and fill the extra holes for unneeded pots. Scott also did all of the preamp and pickup wiring, and he also had to widen the neck pocket to fit the neck. I believe this neck to be a prototype model, therefore I am not surprised it is a bit wider at the heel than a standard issue Flea bass. The neck had a couple of spots where the clear coat had been knocked off, and there was also some minor fingerboard separation, from Flea's smashing process. I sent it off to Micheal Dolan, and he did a wonderful job of repairing it for quite reasonably. I'd reccomend Dolan for anyone needing any kind of guitar or bass repair. I got lucky and contacted one of the two original Lane Poor employees, and was able to buy his last remaining MM humbuckers, brand new in the pack! It wasn't cheap, but holy cripes.....the tone!!!!! An Aguilar OBP-1 was bought from Pitter Todd 4ta for a song, it sounds great with the LP pup! Remaining assembly and setup was done by yours truly, and I couldn't be happier. I wanted to buy this bass as strictly future collector value, given it's past, and am able to put it back to it's state where flea left it. I also got a great player in the meantime! I haven't decided whether to add a J pup in the neck position, and a blend pot or not, but I will leave the route there to keep my options open. I'd like to have it painted in the future to match, but it isn't really a priority to me at the moment. I was never a huge fan of the sparkle paint jobs, but it does indeed look killer under the lights on stage!