OK, Wish II made it all the way through it's appointed rounds. It actually is going back to Coffee-Sipper's house. There's still a few who want to play it, but somewhere along the thread, we came up with the idea that maybe it could be made into a....um...more usable instrument. So we're going to pass it around and make "improvements" to it. I think one of the first things that should be done to it is a new, real bridge. Other ideas bandied about were new electronics, a refinish is definitely in order, a new fretboard, a trussrod, a reshaping of the goofy headstock...who's got more? Let's hear your ideas, gang! The rules on this thread should be something along the lines of, and I'm open to suggestions, 1) Everyone who participates in this thread donates their time and their materials. 2) No painting it with invisible paint!!! 3) Shipping charges to be paid by the person who is shipping it to the next. 4) Time to have it in your possession should be limited to (x) days. I don't exactly know how many days, it depends. F'rinstance, it takes longer to do a strip and refinish than it does to install a bridge...so it should be agreed upon prior to shipping. 5) If the bass gets destroyed for some reason, I'm all for dismantling it, sending the parts back to whoever put them on, and using the wood that's left at the next GTG for a bonfire. Then there's the matter of what to do with it once it has been upgraded. Since it will presumably be a playable instrument, should we let Steve Wishnevsky "have a go" with the fruits of our labors, to demonstrate what one of his creations could be, if he chose to use quality parts and quality construction techniques? That might be kind of enlightening to him. I'm not trying to knock Steve, it's just that, well, I'd like to see him learn a thing or two about bass building and modifying... For final disposition, should it be raffled off, donated to a worthy cause, or what? I'd like to see it go to an underprivileged youth who demonstrates ability on bass, but cannot afford his own. Sort of a scholarship, if you will...any other ideas on this? Anyway, as I said before, I'm open to discussing ideas about all of this. My recommendations for some of the work- Pete Skjold to replace the fretboard, install the truss rod, and reshape the neck... Budman to refinish... I can donate a bridge. There's not much room for something like a BA, but a stock Fender-style would be a vast improvement.