My main 4-string is an old trashed Jazz body with a 1960 Precision neck. Of course the neck feels great - especially after I recently fitted it with a new set of Thomastik flats! I don't know what year the body is, I'm guessing 70's era. It has a P-bass rout underneath the pickguard, although it currently has Seymour Duncan Active E.Q. jazz pickups. It has been VERY poorly refinished (black) at some point, and is also very lightweight, making the bass neck heavy. It also has a bumper sticker from the shop where I traded for it slapped on the back. (Guess the owner thought this would be 'vibey'.) My question for you all that are into old Fenders is this; would replacing the body with a new one (to achieve better balance) matter with regard to the value of the bass? My thinking is that the bass is essentially worth whatever the neck is worth - that the body probably doesn't contribute anything to the value. So, replacing it with a body that will make it a better playing bass seems like a good idea to me. BTW, I'm thinking about replacing it with a nice chambered ash body and maybe a decent set of Fralins. Thanks!