Okay, right now i'm looking to do a project bass, a stripped-down "chopper" style bass used as a distortion only bass. Okay, this was an idea from this past weekend. I was reading a bass guitar magazine in the mall, and it had an interview with Nick Oliveri, whom is the former bassist of QoTSA. They asked him a gear question, and he replied that his main bass is something like a '72 P Bass, but he has alot of MIM P Basses of which he tore out the electronics (ie knobs) and wires straight to the jack. He also said he replaces the bridge and pickup too. My question, if I wanted to do this the cheapest way possible, should I look for a used p bass, and go from there, or just buy the parts from warmoth and insert my desired pickups and bridge?? I'm not sure how much it would be, i havnt attempted a tally yet, but im just wanting maybe a precision pickup(or MM?) wired to the jack, and use either an ABM bridge or a Hipshot A style bridge... but Ive been thinking maybe a tremolo would be cool for this distortion bass i want. Feedback is greatly appreciated, thanks, ryan.