hey guys.. over teh summer holidays I'm thinking of getting away with my horrible paint job that is on my bass. BUT! I'm not sure how.. Is paint striping a bad idea? Should I sand it all off? I'm thinking of then painting it white, or just varnish the natural wood, then sand that GENTLY to make it look like it has wear.. (I duno, I just think it looks cool), then add a black pickguard (or something of the sort..) If I was to do it white, what kind of underlayers would I have to put on the wood? Feedback welcome..