Okay, so I've got a fretless Bongo 5 string on the way that will go a long way towards curing my GAS (for a week). In the meantime, I've been taking care of a couple of nagging issues with my current harem of basses. So, here (in no particular order) are what I've currently got in the works: Project 1: Cort Curbow Retro This is a great bass for little money. The frets have been leveled, so it plays as nice as most basses 5-10 times its price. I've currently got a mirrored pickguard and mirrored truss rod cover on the way for it. And, I'm eventually going to swap out the pickups for a pair of Kent Armstrong lipstick tube pickups. The bass is currently set up with TI Jazz Flats, but I'll be switching it to TI Jazz Rounds when I get the pickguard and TR cover. Project 2: US Curbow International Petite Next up, I'm finally getting my 5 string Curbow refinished. I got an amazing deal on this bass when I bought it from Greg eight years ago, but I've never been a big fan of the finish, or the look of the lacewood top. As my main bass for college and touring days, it has acquired some "character marks" that give me the justification of having it finally taken care of. The Curbow is also no longer the VBass bass, so the two screw holes on top will be filled before the finish is applied. It's been shipped off to Michael Dolan in CA to be refinished with a LPB Metallic top with a Transparent Blue finish over the purpleheart back. In the pic, you can see a wood binding--that will remain after it is refinished. When it gets back, I'll be stringing it up with TI Jazz Flats tuned EADGC, which is how I had it for a couple of years. It seems to be the perfect string setup for this bass, and the Bartolini pickups sound great with the 18V EMG preamp and Jazz Flats. Project 3: US Curbow 4 string fretless This is my oldest bass, and one of the first Curbow basses that exist. I've had it since 1989, but it is probably a little older than that. The fretboard is in need of another planing since there is a dip around the 5th fret area. This will be the next project that I start when the first two are done. The controls were changed from active to passive a couple of years ago, and that left me with a dummy knob and a V/V/T setup. When I get it worked on, I'll have the controls changed to a V/V/T/T setup just because I can. When it returns, I'll put some TI Jazz Flats on it so I'll have fretless basses with both rounds, and flats. Besides--since the neck and fretboard are both Brazillian rosewood, I want to make sure the fretboard lasts for years to come... Another project involves sending my Boomerang in for the upgrade to Ver 2 software and a refurb/cleaning... Oh, and the Thunderchicken I want to build with a T-Bird body, Tele headstock/jazz width birdseye neck, and Dark Star pickups... And, the headless bass I want to build using a gift Hohner and a Moses fretless neck... Sheesh....anyone else have too many things on their plates right now?