I play rock/post hardcore/experimental That said, My main gigging bass is a J. And my backup is an epi t bird..not a bad bass just in case anything happens. I think the bass sounds fine, except for that terribly heavy neck. I'm not a fan of how the neck feels. I'm more of a Maple kind of guy. So I'm thinking of changing the neck to a fender style maple neck. I'm also thinking of changing the buckers to the actual gibson ones. With that said, no, I have no expertise in doing this myself, so I'll obviously be looking for a professional to do this for me. So what do you guys think? Does it sound like a good idea? Or do you believe it would cost too much to do? If anyone has ever done something like this, how much did it come out to anyway? Thanks to anyone who replies, I'm considering doing it because I do have some cash laying around and would like to switch things up without having to buy a new bass.