Hello, this is my first post to the site, I've been a member for just a few months, but I love the site! So many knowledgeable people! And so much information! I'm hoping that I can get some insight. I've been searching for seemingly years for the bass that both feels right in my hands, as well as sounds perfect to my ears. Then I picked up an MTD 535 and, wow! Nothing has ever fit in my hands more perfectly. My hands seemingly played on their own. Simply amazing! This bass feels like THE BASS for me! And yet, tone-wise, the highs were a bit too crisp, and it seemed to lack the any punch and presence. Once I discovered the Musicman Stingray tone, I knew I found my tone! Punchy, growly, classic, cuts through, perfect! That's my tone! (also love the even more present Bongo tone). But the Stingray feels lousy in my hands. Maybe its the neck, most likely its the 17.5mm spacing. I'm a 19mm player. I know some people say "just get used to it", but I love the 19mm feel, I played a smaller spaced Gibson Tobias for 10 years (maybe 17mm?), and then I played my Lakland 5502 Fretless in a store, and there was no looking back. And I've seen all the threads about Musicman not making a 19mm. So now I'm stuck, I want to play the MTD all day, and hear the Stingray come out of it! So I've been on the search for the bass that does just that, combine that amazing feel with that amazing tone. To date I've tried a Roscoe 3005, F Bass BN 5, Lakland 5594 at Bass Central in Orlando. I've also read about mod'ing a bass with pickups and a preamp, like Nords. I'm not opposed to that either. For example, if that would work on a Lakland or, even better, and MTD, great. I truly appreciate your reading my post, and look forward to thoughts from the great people on this site on basses out there that feel amazing, and sound like the MM, or can be set up to sound like it! Thanks so much, Scott G.