Yes, it's true; I got my brain off amps for a second, and starting thinking about my bass. I've got a Steinberger XM (which has a maple body) and a Moses neck (graphite) and Rio Grande Pitbull pickups (essentially a P pup; running passive). I love the tone of the thing, but I'm finding it's a little weak on low-end. I also tune in fifths (CGDA), so my low C doesn't really have the core tone that I want, and the high A is a little thin. It's a wonderful bass, but I'm finding subtle problems with it that I find a bit disconcerting, and so I'm beginning to consider getting a bass custom made. I'm considering getting Gary Novax (the fanned fret guy) to whip one up for me, that's very similar to what I have now. I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with the graphite neck, since I need the stability of it and love the clarity, but I may go with a different body wood to help fill out the low-end. Which brings me to my point: what's a good wood to mate with a graphite neck? Keep in mind that I love the tone of this bass already, but it could use a bit more warmth and some more oomph in the lower frequencies. I'm thinking of a thick tone that I can still play chords and tapping melodies without it getting muddy. Suggestions, gents?