I currently have a variax bass -- no flames here, please... and I am looking to purchase a 'real' bass soon. I like the big body of a jazz, and I like the sound of the j bass. But, I also like the thicker sounds of the ol' EB-3, Thunderbird, etc.. style basses. ( I like the old school bass tones similar to Allen Woody, in case this helps.) My Variax has 21 frets & I have gotten very used to having the high E. Does anyone make anything that would make me happy on all of what I described above?