Hey there y'all. So I'm thinking of "blacking out" my Jazz Bass. I dig the look of the black pickguard on the black body...but then my imagination ran away with me and I'm going for a black control plate, black badass bridge, black tuners, them fancy black strings...even using a sharpie to fill in the lines on the knobs and darken the input jack nut. (no, I'm not in a metal band, just a fan of monochrome.) Still undecided on painting the headstock. So my first question is...I've been checking out as many photos on these threads as I could find of people's Jazz Basses, and there are a few with black-on-black pickguards, but nobody seems to have gone "all the way" like this. Or have they? And the second question is...the fingerboard is rosewood, which is certainly darker than maple but, especially when viewed against that much black, is more of a reddish-brown. Short of replacing the neck with ebony, is there any way to blacken it up? Staining with shoe polish, perhaps?