I've started my first project this week. I am building a 62RI out of: - 1996 MIM Jazz body, sunburst - 1994 MIJ Jazz Neck - Old style threaded fender bridge (came on a Jaguar) - fender Tuners (also from the Jag) - Seymour Duncan Antiquity II Pickups - Control panel with Stacked chrome on chrome pots (these are so sweet) - Tort pickguard I think I'm going to call this bass Sneaky Pete cause of the pick-ups. I'll post some pics when it's close. Anyway, here are a few things that I have learned. - Poly on MIM bases is thick as hell and hard to chip through - Rich dirt makes bare wood look old - A dryer will work as a tumbler for relicing metal. Put the parts in a heavy plastic container, add some sand and tape it up. (may want to put the whole thing in a zip lock too.) - Mineral oil works well for wet sanding and doesn't make exposed wood swell Anyone got any good tips?