I just bought a Squier Precision Special 5. The reviews that I've read suggest that a pickup swap is nearly mandatory...and I'll probably get to that. I've been thinking that stringing the B string through the body (rather than just the bridge) might be a good idea on this 34 in. scale instrument. I know that metal and wood working would be required, which I'm not afraid of. I realize that the warranty would probably be gone...but I bought the bass for only $179 brand new (don't know why as Sam Ash had a black one hanging below it for $249) so it's not a huge risk to take (and since I'd do a good job, they might not even notice should I need warranty neck work). Any opinions on whether this would be worth the effort? If it seems like a good idea, do you see any benefits of doing all 5 strings? My MIM P has a B/A II which works well strung through the bridge, but I also like the feel/sound of my through-body strung basses (MIA HR P and MIA Urge).