When I started playing bass 2 years ago, I was sure I'd never get into the nitty gritty details and tweaks beyond: buy a bass, amp, and make great music. Well, I just placed an order for my first set of flatwounds to put on my Squier VM shortscale Jaguar (D'addario light ECB81S), as well as a hipshot tuner for my Frankenbass to allow easier transitions between standard to drop D. Last month, I bought copper tape to shield buzzing electronics. My Frankenbass went from 60Hz nightmare to super quiet. Next, I'll shield a used MIM Fender I recently picked up for a steal at a local pawn shop. It's my first PBass, and the tone is absolutely incredible. Needs some work on the pickguard, which appears to be an replacement that doesn't quite line up. I blame all of you. Curses and bad vibes all around. I've fallen down the rabbit hole and there's no going back.