So here's the thing. I love my Warwick corvette and it has incredible tone. I mean he'll, it's a Warwick corvette std 5 passive ash. It speaks for itself. But I just got my grubby lil hands on an 06-07 ibanez sr506, with a wenge bubinga neck, and it sounds better than my Warwick. It's crisper, fuller and all around better. This has me stumped because I have taken every detail into account to make my Warwick sound as good as I could while keeping it stock. Nothing has been changed electronically or hardware wise. I got it strung with elixirs so dead strings is far from the issue. I'm shocked really that a 300 dollar bass (what I paid) has beaten my Warwick. On that note, has anyone else has a cheaper bass beat out their high end bass with everything stock except strings?