I am in a bit of a dilemma and am seeking opinions. I recently had a great longing to play bass again. I'm mainly a singer and a multi-instrumentalist, but my first main instrument, my first love, was bass. I have an idea for a pretty drum and bass heavy set of songs. So I feel like I need a wide array of bass sounds. I'm good on fretlesses. But for fretted, all my basses are a bit on the aggressive side. With tone controls down, sure they can be tamed, but I'm looking for something with more of an inherent gentleness while still having upper harmonics. For fretted, currently have: 1980s Ibanez Musician Very aggressive sounding. Always clearly visible knives, even played quietly, the concealed weapon outlines are there. Reverend Thundergun More of a beefy brawler aggressive, capable of plot twists of tenderness at times but isn't what he is type cast for. Sterling Ray34 The mostly fun party-guy, but you always know he is on the edge of throwing down. So I need something more mellow. Option 1: Jazz Bass. I've been looking at Fender Jazz basses. I like the sound, but I don't like the neck. One option I am thinking about is putting a Warmoth neck on one. I've played some Warmoths and I like the chunkyness. I can also get them in unfinished (I think=?) and just oil them like I prefer. Option 2: I have my eye on a nice looking German Warwick double humbucker. I know for sure I'd like these. I have the 5 string (that is another story) and a fretless Warwick with the same neck wood. So really the question is, which has better range of mellow? I've only been able too play in stores with amps very different from mine, but I think the sounds of either breed are fine actually. Is the Warwick just staying too close to my comfort zone? I've never had a Jazz Bass in 30 years of (granted on and off) playing bass.