So I'm starting a new gig next week, doing 90's Top 40 tunes. Lots of pop-punk, some rock, some R&B, a little hip hop. BL prefers Pbasses, as do I. Problem is, my main bass, my only working P, is seriously vintage-flavored. Nordstrand NP4's, mellow nickel rounds. Plays and sounds like a million bucks, but sounds wrong for this gig. Here's the dilemma: I have a Pbass with a fretless neck that needs a LOT of help (the neck, not the body) I could buy a new neck, new pickup (Something hotter and more modern than the NP4), it'd need new strings and a setup, yadda yadda. Or I could buy a decently cheap bass (Yamaha BB, or Squier, or somesuch) for the price of the new neck, but it'd likely still need new strings and a setup. Maybe new pickups, depending. I can take the pickups out of the equation because a friend of mine has a couple pairs I've been wanting to try out. So it's just the bass or the neck, plus strings and setup. And we're balling on a budget, so whichever option will cost less gets the go-ahead. Any suggestions?