Hi, It's a sordid tale...A bunch of years ago I had a Rick played it hard, customized with chrome hardware, some custom painted pickguards and nameplate, and had the original pup's removed and replaced with EMGs, ( a P/J) setup. The bass played like a dream, and sounded great. It was not however in the best looking condition , many dings and scratches, the finish peeling off the back that looks like someones sunburn is peeling, and all the white bordering turned yellow. I was at a place in life where I didn't know if I'd play anymore, getting married, kids, moving, and a change of musical tastes, got into MIDI and computers. So I sold it to the guy who did the custom work and always did all my setups and stuff. Well as time has it I went back to playing the bass, I always kept one, a Yamaha BB1600 with a custom paint job, so I could keep my fingers moving. A few weeks ago I met up with the guy at a local guitar show, and he said he found the bass sitting in his shops basement. I took a ride over and it's in worse shape than I remember, but when I played it, it brought back alot of memories. I have a beautiful maple Cirrus, and I still own the Yamaha which one day I'll do some custom work on, but I'm pulled toward buying the Rick back. The guy gave me a price 3 times what he bought it from me for, and I almost s**t. He said well I see them going for this much, blah,blah,blah.....I thought he and I were a little more friendly than that. (Hard Lesson) First question==Do you think with all the mods, it's still worth what an original Rick is worth? Second question==Even after seeing the beat up condition, would you still buy it back for sentimental reasons? Third question==Would you give into the price, even though it is pissing you off? This bass sat in his basement for over 7 years so it's not going anywhere fast. I read how attached to your basses some of you are so you know what I'm going through. Just needed to get this out. AHHHH I feel a little better now......but seriously please reply to this anyone.