OK, it's not quite as bad as that. I'm going to buy a Warwick Corvette. I've played the 4 string standard active with an ash body and JJ pups and I really like this bass. However, I asked the sales guy about the same bass with a Bubinga body and got "You don't want one of those, they're really heavy, more expensive, and sound too trebley" It transpired that the real reason I 'needed' the ash over the bubinga was that he had the ash in stock. I've called around, but can't find a bubinga to try within reasonable travelling distance. I was also considering a proline but can't find one of those either. So my question is really not which bass but which body wood should I get. No suggestions of other basses please, I am in the very fortunate position of being able to afford something a fair bit more expensive than the 'vette, and I played loads of other makes and models at different price points, but I really really liked this bass. Oh yeah, the other point is that I already have a P bass with SD vintage pups so I am looking for something to contrast with this, and although I play fingerstyle in rock/blues band I intend to learn to slap and pop with the best of you bad mofo's out there. Any help greatly appreciated.