It looks like I'll be getting an old Ibanez Jazz bass for free off a former student (I actually got it for free and gave it to him for free a few years ago - now it looks like coming back). I don't know how old it is, I'm guessing from the 70's. All the parts are orignal still. It's in working condition. The only changes that have been made are to to the finish. It was sanded back and painted a horrible purple colour (i think it was a strange green to begin with). So... should I invest in some new pickups/electronics, a new finish, and new bridge and tuners? I thought about maybe even making it fretless (either de-fretting ro buying new neck). I'll be doing all the work myself not paying anyone to do it for me. What do you think?