I just recently replaced my first bass, which is a Yamaha RBX-170 with a nice new epiphone Thunderbird. Since I now dont have to worry as much about my old bass, I was thinking about doing a few mods to it. First off, here is the bass to be frakensteined - http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-RBX170-Bass?sku=511081 Since the P in mine is pretty much entirely dead, I was thinking about ripping it out, carving the body a bit, and sticking in a replacement rick-pickup, found here, http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Basslines-SRB1-Pickup-For-Rickenbacker-Bass?sku=300064 Whilst I was doing that, I was thinking about replacing the J aswell, and I was wondering if there was a way of wiring them so that they have the highest output possible? And maybe getting a new paintjob for it aswell So with that, I have a few questions, #1 Is this a smart thing to do? #2 How should/could I go about this #3 Would it be worth the time? Also, I'm pretty open to any other suggestions and possible mod ideas. Thanks.