Hi everybody, I’m looking to do a fun project and try to create a hybrid between a bass and guitar by using a Gretsch G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II (red finish) and modifying it. First, I am deciding between using light-gauge short scale strings or piccolo strings. Since piccolo strings are an octave higher, they would do the job well, but D’Addario only makes a set for long-scale basses. Would these long-scale strings sound good (or even work well) on a short-scale bass without messing up the neck too much? Second, I was looking to coil-split it, so I could have the “Les Paul vs. Strat” effect. I’ve heard that the default Gretsch mini humbuckers aren’t too good, so I was thinking of upgrading them to humbuckers that could fit in the bass well without much drilling and be coil-split. Is this at all possible, or are there no pickups that would fit into the mini humbucker cavity? Also, any recommendations on good cheap (<$150) pickups would be greatly appreciated. Finally, with the lighter sound/strings, I thought about adding a Bigsby B5 to the bass. I know I’d have to replace the normal Fender-style bridge for a rolling one or a tune-o-matic one, but would a Bigsby be able to handle this kind of general setup since I’m not using super-heavy strings? Thanks so much for the help!