So, I was thinking it'd be cool to tell everyone what I want to achieve, and get suggestions from the forum on what I should get for this bass... the catch, well, I'm spending the money, so ultimately I'll make the decision, but everything must be on the cheaps as well... here's the story: I found this Squire P-Bass Special at my old house, and I want a fretless. I've been soldering a lot lately, so I'm doing the work myself. I'm rippin the frets off and moddin' this baby up. I play funk/rock stuff for the most part and really like the creamy sustain sound (ie. Tony Grey w/Hiromi). I'm going the marine epoxy way on the defretting route. I'm going to put flatwounds on it too. I'm going to change the bridge, pickups (passive), volume and tone pots, input jack, wiring(don't know if it's shielded), and shield the electronics. I'll get to the tuners later. Everything I buy will prob be used, but of high quality. I was thinking Gotoh 201, EMG Jazz pups, and have no idea on any of the other stuff. But, I may be WAY off here, that's why I'm treating this as somewhat of a budget community build. I'd like opinions on what parts would give the nice sustain and a nice deep sound. Please shoot me all the ideas you have. I'm ready to buy all the stuff and work on it now. I don't have a job, so I need to at least focus on something. Plus, this could make me a WAY better bass player if I do it well. I'll post progress pics and upload some good quality recordings when finished. I've always thought this would be fun, now I have the competence and resources to do it... GAME ON!