I have the oppurtunity to buy a Squier for ten dollars off one of my friends and after reading this part of TB for months, I have a huge interest in the construction of a bass. Now I know this wouldnt be considered building a bass, but I dont have the skill, time, or resources to do so. I think it would be a nice start in this field to take apart the bass, strip the painting, and maybe refinish it with a clear coat to see the grain if it is at all possible. My question to all of you here is finding out if this is worth it. I have my own 4 string bass and I'm satisified with it, but towards the end of summer I will be looking to purchase a 6 string. I would really like to take apart this bass and then try to put it back together and maybe put in new pickups. I can buy Quarter pounders from another friend for $20, brand new and in the box. I believe the electronics in this bass do not work at all and would like to know if it would be a difficult task to fix with no prior knowledge. So, does anyone else think this would be a good start to fixing up a bass? Would anyone consider it worth it, or am I just wasting my time and money? Thanks to all who offer their opinion. Sam.