I just got a brand new shiny MIA P bass for christmas! I am really happy with it, it's lovely sunburst BUT there is one problem with it, the scratch plate is white...this will have to go. I want to get a tortoise shell one for it, that is not a problem. Untill the P my main bass was a J so changing the scratch plate was as easy changing strings or something but with the P it looks like it's a bit more difficult. Can someone please give me some instructions as to how to go about it. the things that worry me having to be careful with pots and jacks and what not and also I saw on ebay the other day where someone was showing under a P scratch plate and there was some silvery stuff under where the controls are, is that gonna be there on mine? how do i get that onto the new scratch plate. thanks in advance but please help. merry christmas to all.