I just got back from the local Guitar Center, and I'm practically convinced that my next bass will be a Warwick. Nothing else (Stingray 5, Pedulla 5, Conklin GT7) tickled my fancy. I didn't really like the Corvette either; the Thumb was just a lot more appealing. I tried both the bolt-on and neck-through 5's, but couldn't really compare/tell the difference. I love the look, feel, and growl of the Thumb bass. But, I don't know if I'd want to get a 5 instead of a 6 (GC didn't have any 6's). That's a minor dilemma. My question is: Are Thumb basses versatile enough to get all kinds of sounds (ie. from low dub reggae to snappy slap and anything in between)? I just wish they weren't so expensive.