My friend that plays sax is looking into bass guitar... we both run a business and pool the profits for random projects, and so we've decided to use the profits to get him a bass. I'm gonna be using it for recording too. I've had a couple of years of experience, but he's a total beginner. We're looking for a jazz bass (those 60s and 70s Fenders really have the perfect tone) with a maple/maple neck, and a white body. Our budget is about £300 ($550 ish)... What do you suggest we do? I was thinking about getting a Warmoth neck, and getting a body something like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/REPLACEMENT-J...358615710QQcategoryZ41406QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Then fitting a Badass II bridge, and maybe some Seymour Duncan pickups. Is it worth doing all this, or should we just buy a used bass complete? I don't mind the work (infact I enjoy it) but will it save us anything? Thanks muchos in advance!