Ok, ive asked alot of questions about my jazz V, but here is i guess "the question".: What can i do to my bass to make it sound more vintage (without actives) and more like jaco without any hum. What can i do to make the B more... resonant? will this bass absolutly never have a good sounding B? If my bass cannot have a good B, is it possible to make the rest of the strings sound "jaco"y. I would really like that sound out of my bass more than any of the punkyer sounds which sound really trebly. I am looking for a deep punchy sound from as many strings as i can get it from. I am willing to change my technique to the way i need to to produce this kind of sound. will haveing a bad ass II bridge give me any advantages? will fender vintage noiseless 5 string pickups give an advantage? will new tuners give an advantage to my sound? if those pickups wont give me the sound im looking for, would anybody have any idea on wut other pickups i could think of getting? Would refreting/re boarding my finger board make that much of a diffrence. i know that jaco used a rosewood board for his sig bass and my current bass has pao ferro. would it be possible to install smaller more vintage fender frets without a gap? I use rotosounds which i am happy with, but if anyone has any idea on other strings that might help in my quest for deep punchyness, please add that as well. keep in mind that i can spend money on mods, but not a new bass. Mostly because, i like the feel of this bass as opposed to other-non fender basses. i even like the feel of this better than other fender basses. but along with feel, ide also like sound. also, aside from sound.... those ashtrays look nice, even though they only make them for 4 strings, is there any way to find a 5 str version or have one custom made or something? they look really fancy pantsy. (lol). also, would haveing through body stringing installed help for the tone im looking for? Im sorry for bringing all of this upon all of you who read it all. Thanks for reading this far, and i thank you all for takeing the time. thanx again!!!!!!!!!!!