THE BASS: (note: this is my only bass) I've got a completely stock Fender Highway One Jazz. It's served me well but it's gotten really boring. I want a P bass more than anything right now, so I was thinking of creating a "best of both worlds" bass. I could buy a Fender P neck for about $500 + $120 for a new bridge. I'd also put a Precision pickup in the neck position to create a P+J config. I'd need a custom routed pickguard so +$40. I understand that I would have to route the body behind the pickguard to make room for a P pickup. I've accepted this, and would route it in such a way as to be able to put the original Jazz pickup back in if I wanted the bass back to original. so around $6-700 for the Frankenbass I want. Keep in mind I only have about $300 into this bass since I traded an old, cruddy drumset for it. COSMETICS: I would also probably want to refinish the body (not 100% sure yet). It is currently a very chipped, very reliced transparent red. I would like a natural finish on the body, a rosewood fretboard on the P neck, and a tortoise shell pickguard. OR Option 2 is: leave the body the way it is. Buy a MIJ 70s reissue maple P bass neck with Black binding and black block inlays (geddy lee style, but Pbass thickness) buy a Babicz adjustable bridge, still do my P+J configuration but with a custom white pickguard instead of tortoise shell. I haven't considered my control plate yet. I could use split pots and switches to create some pretty cool options, OR i could just leave it alone and keep it as traditional Vol, Vol, Tone. I'm currently paying for a 1977 Marshall Super Bass so I won't be doing any of this until early to mid 2012. But i've been thinking about this every night for the past month or 2. So I'd like to open up a discussion and get other opinions.