Hey, I'm new to posting here. I've read the forums for about a year but just got around to registering a couple months ago I believe. Anyway, I've been playing some bass, hell I don't even know what it is. All I know that it is a Samick, not sure of the model, have run numerous searches on it and whatnot. Yadda yadda enough banter. I've been playing this for a pretty good deal of time now, and I think it's time to move up. I've played a few Warwicks, I liked them I just didn't like the Black Label strings. A little rough on my hands. I have also played some Spectors. The Euro to be more specific. It was nice but I also know of a few musicians who use Modulus and I absolutley love the tone of those. The only problem is that I can't get my hands on it to play, so if I were to buy one it would pretty much be a blind purchase. So my question to you is, if I did get the Warwick (Corvette 5 or Thumb 5), and tossed the black label strings for something else, would it still have that 'Warwick tone' so to say? And of the three basses mentioned, what would you recommend? I'm playing mostly rock, and a little slap bass in here and there if the situation calls for it. And as for the bass I'm playing now, if anyone could identify it, that would be cool. It says Samick on the headstock, and I have no freakin idea what model.