I know it's commonplace to tinker. And it makes sense that if a bass feels great but doesn't sound great a simple pu can lead to the ultimate bass. And why not add a beefier bridge? New tuners wouldn't hurt. And so on and so on. The problem is...the total rarely adds up to the sum of the parts. And after all is said and done, you've invested another couple of hundred dollars into the instrument on a "guess." I've seen guys replace perfectly good parts on Squiers because they think they're somehow inferior. Meanwhile, they're as good as any other. Tuners aren't crankcases. Bridges aren't chassis. Just play the damn thing. I'm not saying it can't work out. I have a Frankinfretless that is awesome. But that was more of an accident. The way I see it, every instrument has a vibe and you either like that vibe or you don't. And sometimes those low tech touches add to the vibe. A P bass with super hot active pu's isn't a P bass. But that's me. Anyone else?