OK purchased this bass a few months ago with the plan to upgrade the electronics. Just didn't feel like making the effort. The bass is in the same condition as originally purchased... but $25.00 cheaper. This is the passive bass without pickguard. I contacted MTD and they did not have any pickguards in stock or intention to make more. See link below.... I can provide more pics if necessary. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=444543 For trades???.... effects, 112 or 110 cab. A GS112 is at the top of my list. Try me... I'm probably interested..